Online Voter Registration now available in Ohio

Online Voter Registration now available in Ohio

Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, Press Release – 1/19/17

Registering to vote in Ohio has never been easier.

Thanks to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Ohioans wishing to register to vote or update their registration can now do so online at MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration.

At Secretary Husted’s request, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 63, which authorizes the use of online voter registration in Ohio. The bill allowed the system to be made available to Ohioans as early as January 1, 2017 and it launched at midnight on the first.

Secretary Husted has long …

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Online Voter Registration for Ohio begins in 2017

Online Voter Registration for Ohio begins in 2017

On June 13, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed online voter registration into law.

Click here for the press release from Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State.  The law will go into effect in 2017.

Ohio VIP is a supporter of the online voter registration system because it will require all of the following for an application to be accepted:

A valid Ohio Drivers License or State ID
A valid Social Security Number
A match of ID and Social Security Number with Name, Address, Date of Birth.

Verification of US Citizenship per the Ohio …

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to Testify Before Congressional Committee on Maintaining Voter Rolls

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to Testify Before  Congressional Committee on Maintaining Voter Rolls

MEDIA ADVISORY

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to Testify Before
Congressional Committee on Maintaining Voter Rolls

Will address implications recent presidential executive actions on immigration may have on the integrity of elections.

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will testify during a joint hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittees on National Security and Healthcare, Benefits & Administrative Rules at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Secretary Husted will address the increased potential that non-citizens …

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Provisional Ballot Bill (SB 216) passes the Ohio House

Provisional Ballot Bill (SB 216) passes the Ohio House

From the Cincinnati Enquirer: February 27, 2014, Legislature in Brief, page A12.

House passes provisional ballot bill along party lines

The Ohio House on Wednesday passed a bill setting forth when provisional ballots are counted in the political swing state and what it takes to cast one.

Provisional ballots include those cast when voters don’t bring proper ID to the polls or cast them in the wrong precinct.

The proposal passed on party lines, 58-36, would put into law a recent federal court ruling that requires provisional ballots cast …

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“Golden Week” is gone, Hamilton County BOE will move and other election news!

“Golden Week” is gone, Hamilton County BOE will move and other election news!

 

February 22, 2014

This has been a big week for election reform in Ohio.

Two election bills passed the Ohio House and are expected to be signed into law by Governor Kasich next week.

“Golden Week,” the week where voters could register and vote on the same day, will be eliminated under the new law. Early voting is now mandated to begin the day after voter registration ends so that no overlap of the two activities can occur.

New law will also make the mailing of absentee ballots requests …

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Bill to Remove Golden Week moves forward

Bill to Remove Golden Week moves forward

‘Golden week’ would disappear, when people can register and vote on same day

By Jim Siegel The Columbus Dispatch • Wednesday February 12, 2014 5:59 AM

As Democrats and Republicans ripped each other for an unwillingness to negotiate, a bill to reduce Ohio’s in-person early voting by one week took another step toward law yesterday.

In another display of why election bills are among the most highly charged issues in the Statehouse, a contentious House committee featured a highly unusual move by the chairman to display a poster titled, “Where are the …

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Cincinnati Enquirer gives Pros and Cons to Ohio Election Legislation

Cincinnati Enquirer gives Pros and Cons to Ohio Election Legislation

On January 12, 2014, the Cincinnati Enquirer published a good summary of several current Election Bills, their status in the Ohio General Assembly and proponent and opponent points of view.

From the Cincinnati Enquirer, January 12, 2014

PROTECT YOUR VOTE

VOTING IN OHIO IS GETTING MORE DIFFICULT, BUT IS IT MORE FAIR?

COLUMBUS — Ahead of the November election, it may get more difficult to vote in Ohio, the quintessential swing state.

The GOP-dominated General Assembly is pushing a collection of bills that sponsors – most from Southwest Ohio …

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Ohio Secretarty of State Husted refers 17 Non-Citizen Voters for Prosecution

Ohio Secretarty of State Husted refers 17 Non-Citizen Voters for Prosecution

Yesterday, December 19, 2013, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that, in his effort to clean up Ohio’s voter rolls, his office found 274 non-citizens registered in Ohio.  Of these 274 non-citizens, 17 voted in the 2012 General Election and are being referred to Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine for possible prosecution.  One of the 17 voters has been voting in Ohio since 1993.

Citizenship information was obtained by the Secretary of State’s Office as a result of better communication with the Bureau of Motor …

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Ohio VIP testifies to Eliminate Golden Week

Ohio VIP testifies to Eliminate Golden Week

December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Mary Siegel of the Ohio Voter Integrity Project (Ohio VIP) testified in front of the Ohio House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee as a proponent of SB 238.  This bill reduces the number of early voting days from 35 days to 28 or 29 days, eliminating the 7 day overlap of the end voter registration and the beginning of early voting where a person can register and vote on the same day, commonly known as “Golden Week.”

Ohio VIP’s main …

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Four Election Reform Bills pass the Ohio Senate

Four Election Reform Bills pass the Ohio Senate

This week four (4) election reform bills passed the Ohio Senate: SB 200, SB 205, SB 216 and SB 238.

Click here to go to Ohio VIP’s NEW “Current Election Legislation” page of our web site to read a brief synopsis of the bills with a link to the bills as passed.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Mary Siegel of Ohio Voter Integrity Project testified as a proponent of SB 216. Click here to read her testimony. Also, Mary was quoted in the Hannah Report, a daily newsletter …

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