Reports, State News / April 29, 2021

Too Many Ballots of Last Resort – Disparities in Provisional Ballot Use in Ohio’s 2020 Election

Against the backdrop of a lethal pandemic, Floridians turned out in record numbers to cast vote by mail ballots in the November 3, 2020, general election.

Although the state’s election ran smoothly, more than 47,000 Floridians—the majority of whom were people of color, younger voters, and first-time voters—had to follow-up with their elections supervisor to fix or “cure” their ballots before they could count.

In this report, we examine these disparities and offer recommendations on how Florida’s 67 counties can make the process and validating of mail ballots uniform so that all voters can make their voices heard.

Media / December 11, 2020

COVID-19 exposed Ohio’s voting barriers – now the state must fix them: Kayla Griffin

CLEVELAND -- In the spring, there was every reason to believe that the November general election in Ohio would be a disaster. The way the state fumbled the handling of the delayed presidential primary didn’t give Ohioans much reason for optimism.

Media / November 4, 2020

ideastream.org: Ohio Voter Rights Groups Cheer Early Voting Success, Point To A Few Issues

While votes are still being counted, Tuesday’s election process was mostly a smooth one, according to Ohio voting rights groups.

A few problems were reported to the groups’ voter assistance hotlines – things like delays at polling places, the sometimes poorly executed expansion of curbside voting and scattered incidents of voter intimidation.

Media / November 1, 2020

Cleveland.com: With Election Day approaching, here’s what you need to know about the presidential election in Ohio

Kayla Griffin, Ohio director of All Voting is Local, a nonpartisan voter-rights group, said a possible concern is aggressive protesters, which have been reported at some county early-voting centers. She’s also worried that the long lines for early, in-person voters in some counties could repeat themselves on Election Day.

Media / October 30, 2020

Statehouse News Bureau: Voices Of Voters: Top Issues For People Of Color Underscored By Racial Tension

The presidential campaigns are heading into the final days of voting before Election Day and the candidates are looking to shore up support in battleground states with one last pitch to voters. Strategists have suggested that getting out the vote among people of color can become a pivotal factor in the race.

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