Media, State News / May 30, 2019

Advocacy group says too many provisional ballots cast in Franklin County

More voters in Franklin County cast provisional ballots in November 2018 after their eligibility was questioned, and more of those votes were tossed before the final counts, compared with Ohio’s other 87 counties, according to an analysis released Thursday by a voter advocacy group.

Media / February 6, 2019

Mitch McConnell Attacks the Volunteer Backbone of Elections

The country is in desperate need of more volunteer poll workers, who spend 14- to 15-hour days making sure people can exercise their right to vote. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is claiming Democrats’ effort to get more federal workers to help is actually a corrupt scheme to steal elections.

Media / January 28, 2019

Opinion: How to prevent voters from unfair purging

In a final affront to voters, outgoing Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Ohio would immediately resume purging infrequent voters from the state rolls, an unfair policy which could eliminate an estimated 2 million Ohioans from the rolls. Earlier this month, the process got underway as officials mailed notices to voters at risk of being tossed from the rolls.

Media / October 31, 2018

Coalition Empowers New Americans to Make Their Voices Heard at the Polls

COLUMBUS--During a telephonic town hall meeting Tuesday, voting rights experts from All Voting is Local, the Council on American Islamic Relations and Community Refugee and Immigration Services educated new citizens about the electoral process -- part of broader advocacy to empower Ohio voters who speak Arabic, Chinese, Nepalese, Somali and Spanish.