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LaRose Says Additional Ballot Drop Boxes Allowed - But Only On BOE Site

Alison Holm

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has adjusted his restriction on ballot drop boxes to say counties may collect absentee ballots both at their buildings and at locations outside. 

The Republican characterized his revised order Monday as a “clarification” of a one-drop-box-per-county order that drew state and federal court challenges.

LaRose said his order always allowed county election boards to collect ballots at various locations around their property, though that is not how Democrats and voting rights groups who brought suit had interpreted it. The new directive makes clear outside drop boxes are allowed. 

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