Secretary Husted sets Early Voting Hours for November 2014

Secretary Husted sets Early Voting Hours for November 2014

February 26, 2014

Yesterday, Secretary of State Jon Husted officially charted the days and hours for early voting for the November 2014 General Election. This decision, which does not apply to the 2016 Presidential Election, was adopted from the proposal of the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) on absentee voting. Click here for the SOS press release and link to the directive.

Secretary Husted’s directive implements a bipartisan proposal by the OAEO and will give Ohioans the ability to cast an absentee ballot in person over …

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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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Lawsuit settled over clean up of Ohio’s voter rolls

Lawsuit settled over clean up of Ohio’s voter rolls

Lawsuit settlement may clean up Ohio’s elections

By Darrel Rowland

The Columbus Dispatch • Monday January 13, 2014 5:02 PM

Ohio’s effort to clean up its voter rolls led to the first of-its-kind federal lawsuit settlement today, a move one of the groups suing called “historic.”

“It’s good (for Ohioans) because there is added assurance that their elections are going to be cleaner,” said Tom Litton, president of Judicial Watch.

“There are nationwide problems on this issue…To Ohio’s credit they took notice and acted.”

Matthew McClellan, spokesman for Ohio Secretary of …

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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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Judicial Watch and True the Vote Sue Ohio to Force Clean Up of Voting Rolls

Judicial Watch and True the Vote Sue Ohio to Force Clean Up of Voting Rolls

Ohio Has Failed to Maintain Clean Voter Registration Lists

Voter Registration Rolls in 3 Ohio Counties Exceed 100% of Total Voting Population – Lawsuit Alleges State in Violation of National Voter Registration Act

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit in partnership with True the Vote against election officials in the State of Ohio, alleging violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and Ohio election officials have …

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Secretary of State Husted enters New Partnership to Improve Accuracy of the Statewide Voter Database & Prevent Fraud

Secretary of State Husted enters New Partnership to Improve Accuracy of the Statewide Voter Database & Prevent Fraud

National health statistics data will help clear voter rolls of deceased voters.
 

COLUMBUS – In an ongoing effort to maintain more accurate voter rolls, thus reducing potential voter fraud, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced a new partnership with the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) to obtain out-of-state death records. This partnership will enable the Secretary of State’s office to more effectively maintain and update the Ohio’s voter database through the sharing of important information with the 88 boards of …

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Ohio Election Chief asks for Voter Fraud Probe

Ohio Election Chief asks for Voter Fraud Probe

From: northwestohio.com

Ohio elections chief asks for voter fraud probe
Posted: 03.24.2012 at 7:54 PM

Read more: Local, State, Ohio Elections Chief Asks for Voter Fraud Probe
(AP) — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s top elections official has referred a case of potential voter fraud to the state’s attorney general for investigation.

Republican Jon Husted said Friday that an initial review by the Fulton County Board of Elections revealed that an individual appeared to have voted in both northwest Ohio and South Carolina in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. …

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