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104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

BY: TYLER BUCHANAN  More than 100 non-citizens could face penalties for having cast ballots or being illegally registered to vote during the 2020 election cycle, but it may take years to fully investigate and prosecute them. Secretary of State Frank LaRose recently announced plans to refer 104 cases of non-citizens being illegally registered to vote and […]

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Voting Begins Today for 11th, 15th Ohio Congressional District Primaries

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Voting Begins Today for 11th, 15th Ohio Congressional District Primaries

By Tyler Buchanan Early voting begins today for the Aug. 3 special election in Ohio, which features two congressional primary elections and a handful of local ballot issues across the state. Most Ohioans do not have anything to vote for in this special election. But all eyes are on the 11th and 15th Ohio Congressional District […]

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Ohio Election Changes Bill Sees Walk-Outs in Contentious First Hearing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Election Changes Bill Sees Walk-Outs in Contentious First Hearing

By Tyler Buchanan The Republican sponsors of a bill to change various pieces of Ohio election law had their first opportunity Thursday to make a case why these changes are necessary. State Reps. Bill Seitz, R-Green Twp., and Sharon Ray, R-Wadsworth, fielded questions from a handful of Democratic lawmakers, each sharing concerns that some of the […]

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New Republican Proposals Bring Election Reform Battle to Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Republican Proposals Bring Election Reform Battle to Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan The 2020 election in Ohio, Republicans will tell you, was perhaps the most successful in state history. Ohio recorded its highest turnout ever, despite a pandemic that saw COVID-19 cases rising in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Secretary of State Frank LaRose led a major poll worker recruitment drive and coordinated […]

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The Proposals to Keep Ohio’s Redistricting Process on Track, Explained

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal The Proposals to Keep Ohio’s Redistricting Process on Track, Explained

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio’s redistricting process is in a state of turmoil, with a delay in Census data leading the state to worry about there not being enough time to adequately draw new legislative maps. Republicans and Democrats have both presented plans for how Ohio can deal with these delays. In essence, legislative leaders from both […]

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Ohio House Republicans Propose Voting Law Changes

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Republicans Propose Voting Law Changes

By Tyler Buchanan Two Republican lawmakers recently unveiled their election reform bill to colleagues, proposing changes to how Ohioans can register to vote and cast absentee ballots in future elections. The bill has not yet been introduced, but Reps. Bill Seitz of Green Twp. and Sharon Ray of Wadsworth outlined their proposals in a cosponsor request […]

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Census Data Delays Could Significantly Impact Ohio Redistricting Efforts

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Census Data Delays Could Significantly Impact Ohio Redistricting Efforts

By Tyler Buchanan Delays in processing the 2020 U.S. Census data will likely impact Ohio’s ability to redraw legislative districts later this year. The U.S. Census Bureau announced last Friday it has pushed back the deadline to release population data to Sept. 30, months later than was originally expected, due to the pandemic. The delay could […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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