Additional information is crucial for election planning, bolstering public’s confidence in elections 

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition is demanding that Secretary of State Frank LaRose publicize election-related data, and provide an updated directive to the board of elections about how to collect and record data.

In a letter sent to LaRose Wednesday, the coalition outlines specifically what data they are requesting through questions under categories including: vote-by-mail, ballot drop boxes, curbside voting, Monday early voting, automated voter registration, verification of petition signatures, and data tracking and reporting. 

“Ohioans should have the freedom to vote regardless of who they are or how they choose to cast their ballots,” the coalition wrote. “We are seeking expansions to elections-related data collection across the state so the election process continues to improve in a comprehensive manner that values every voter’s right to cast a ballot. We believe that transparent data collection and reporting is critical for bolstering public confidence in our election system. Robust data collection is needed to guide sound decisions around policy reform.”

The full letter can be found here and was signed by the following groups:

All Voting is Local Ohio  

Common Cause Ohio 

League of Women Voters of Ohio 

Ohio Voice