LaRose Rules, Only One Ballot Dropbox Per County
With less than 12 weeks before the presidential election, Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is sending out the rules all county boards of election must follow. They include a decision on the use of ballot drop boxes. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.
LaRose says voters will only have one drop box in their county to deliver their absentee ballot. He wanted legal direction from Attorney General Dave Yost on if the state could allow more but didn't get an answer in time.
"I don't think it's time to change the way we've don't things here in Ohio and add new drop boxes and questions about the validity of that and also to risk litigation."
LaRose said additional drop boxes and providing postage paid absentee ballot requests need to be approved by the Legislature.
Democratic lawmakers deny that claim, wanting LaRose to make that directive.
LaRose also ensured that there will be in-person voting on November 3, a date that cannot be changed by the governor or president.