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Reminder: It's Illegal To Vote Twice

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In North Carolina this week, President Trump told people to vote twice - once by mail and once in-person. 

He says if they are declined the right to vote, doing so will let them know their mail-in ballot will be counted. But it's illegal here and nationwide. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

Jen Miller with the League of Women Voters of Ohio says doing what Trump suggested, even if it’s just to test the mail in ballot system, is illegal. 

 

It is absolutely illegal to attempt to vote twice. We do not want to see Ohio citizens doing that.” 

 

Miller and Secretary of State Frank LaRose suggest voters use the online feature that allows them to track their mail in ballots instead. LaRose says a voter who is marked in the pollbook as requesting an absentee ballot will be given a provisional one. And only one vote will count. But knowingly casting two votes in one election is against Ohio law and voters who do that have been prosecuted in the past. 

 

 

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