Ohio voters deserve expanded access to ballot drop boxes

CLEVELAND All Voting is Local Ohio State Director Kayla Griffin issued the following statement in response to the recent ruling by the Court of Common Pleas in Franklin County affirming multiple ballot drop boxes are allowed in each county, which Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose has already appealed.

“This decision affirms that Secretary Frank LaRose can authorize more than one drop box per county. The problem seems to be he doesn’t want to. 

“No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote. LaRose has a duty and an obligation to ensure that voters can stay safe and be heard. Expanding voting options by authorizing more ballot drop boxes is a critical part of any election preparedness plan, reducing the chances of COVID-19 exposure, long lines, confusion, and other possible Election Day problems.”