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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:19 AM

Ohio's State Senator Turner introduces Voter Protection Act



Today, drawing a sharp contrast between the presidential elections held in 2008 and 2012, Ohio State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) unveiled the Voter Protection Act, new legislation aimed at reforming the way elections are conducted in Ohio. It represents the first piece of legislation to be rolled out by either party in the 130th General Assembly.

Turner described the bill as “not about Democrats or Republicans, but about doing what is best for all of Ohio’s voters,” and said it aimed to avoid the types of uncertainties that faced Ohio’s voters in 2012 and to promote the right to vote by all eligible Ohioans.
The Voter Protection Act includes six primary areas of reform, namely:

■promoting voter registration
■protecting early voting hours
■preventing long lines on election day
■advancing the sophistication of the absentee voting process
■clarifying provisional voting, and
■modernizing Ohio’s election laws.



http://innovationohio.org/2013/01/29/senator-turner-introduces-voter-protection-act/

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:28 AM

1. What's the current political balance in Ohio?

Does this have much chance of passing?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:49 PM

2. I'll follow up tonight

I'm at work

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Response to drm604 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:52 PM

3. Strong Republican majorities in both houses

And they are expected to follow the directives of Gov. Kasich, who is apparently both autocratic and very vindictive. I don't have much hope that this will pass.

This is Nina Turner making public statements. Word is that she plans to run for SOS in Ohio in 2014. She is getting her name out there and showing that she would be on the side of the "good guys" against Jon Husted, who has become one of the poster boys for 2012 voter suppression.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:23 AM

4. So very true...

In essense....hope is on the way...

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