Ohio University students and city of Athens residents are understandably concerned about the potential relocation of the Board of Elections from the city center (“Officials still considering elections board move,” Jan. 13, 2019).
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.
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.
Local officials must deliver ballots, even with insufficient postage
MADISON - Voting rights groups are launching an information blitz telling voters in poor neighborhoods how to get IDs for voting and alerting felons they can vote if they’ve completed their sentences.
COLUMBUS -- A coalition of Ohio voting rights organizations released a blueprint to protect and expand access to the ballot and modernize the state’s election process. Voting rights advocates released this proactive voting agenda to state policy makers and advocates at a press conference in Columbus.