Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Must Create Consistent Standards for Collecting Election Data Across Counties
CLEVELAND--The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition called on Secretary of State Frank LaRose to require universal standards for how Ohio’s 88 counties collect election data, a move that is critical in bolstering public confidence in the state’s election system.
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.
CLEVELAND — All Voting is Local Ohio State Director Kayla Griffin issued the following statement in response to recent revelations that Ohio’s county election boards are unilaterally and illegally removing voters with a conviction from their rolls.
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.
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.
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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.