Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says early voting last week set a record

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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has issued a directive for the Franklin County Board of Elections in order to fix the mistake of sending wrong ballots to voters. The scope of the problem is yet to be determined. But election officials say this creates an important lesson for voters around the state. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

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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. 

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A state appeals court has ruled Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose does not have to allow people to request absentee ballots online. 

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The Ohio secretary of state’s evolving public statements and erratic actions prior to issuing a directive limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county prove his order is not reasonable, the Ohio Democratic Party’s lawyer told an appellate court Friday.

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The Franklin County judge who ruled Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has the authority to order more ballot drop box locations granted a preliminary injunction to allow county boards of election to install them 

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The leader of Democrats in the Ohio House is blasting a Republican controlled panel of lawmakers for its decision to deny a request by the Republican Secretary of State to pay for postage on mail-in ballots.

A proposal by Ohio’s elections chief to attach postage to every mail-in ballot has failed to gain crucial approval. 

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An appeals court has halted a judge’s order directing Ohio’s elections chief to allow voters to apply for absentee ballots for the November presidential election by electronic means, including by fax or email, something sought by state Democrats. 

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Ohio voters who want to mail in their ballots might be concerned when they hear about recent changes made by the U.S. Postal Service or when they read President Trump’s Twitter feed.

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

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced a new initiative designed to make it easier to get to and work at the polls. 


Ohio’s Secretary of State has released the list of nearly 116,000 voter registrations that are in danger of being removed after the November election if those voters don’t vote or update their registration.

Republican State Representative Nino Vitale is accused of misusing campaign funds.  

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After weeks of pressuring the state to add more ballot drop boxes, the Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to allow county boards of election to install more.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Ohio’s Secretary of State over the way county elections boards handle signatures on ballots and ballot applications.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has asked the state Controlling Board to approve 3 million dollars to prepay postage on mail-in ballots.  

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Last week, Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced that Ohio counties will have only one ballot drop box for the November election, and that it was too late in the election cycle to introduce any changes. 


The U.S. Postal Service has sent a letter to dozens of state election officials around the country, including Ohio, warning that delays in delivery could result in voters not being able to cast their absentee ballots in time. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

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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.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says officials are preparing for a higher rate of absentee voting during the November elections due to COVID-19. 

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About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply vote in the election.

Ohio's Republican Secretary of State is backing legislative efforts to improve transparency regarding dark money groups. 

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A fast tracked bill that would make some changes in election law for the November vote passed the Ohio House along party lines Thursday.

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On a party line vote, an Ohio House committee has passed a bill that will make some changes to election law.

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Ohio’s Republican elections chief has formed a task force with local and statewide officials to prepare for the November vote.

Republican state officials who want to expand absentee and mail-in voting during the pandemic have found themselves in an uncomfortable position due to their party's rhetoric.

President Trump has claimed repeatedly, without providing evidence, that mail-in voting is ripe for fraud and bad for the GOP. He and other Republicans have charged that Democrats might use it to "steal" the election.

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Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose says Ohio needs to take the application process for mail-in ballots online, agree to pay postage on return applications and ballots and make other voting-law changes to assure the November presidential election runs smoothly. 

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Ohio’s secretary of state says an election day with in-person voting is still the plan for this fall, but he’s suggesting some changes in case concerns about coronavirus keep voters away.  A key voting rights group agrees, but wants to go further.

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Just under 25 percent of Ohio's registered voterscast ballots in Tuesday's primary election, which was postponed from March due to coronavirus concerns.