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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 10:34 AM

Thousands of Ohio absentee voter applications denied over problems with signatures

By Julie Carr Smyth


Thousands of Ohio voters were held up or stymied in their efforts to get absentee ballots for last years general election because of missing or mismatched signatures on their ballot applications.

The signature requirement on such applications is a largely overlooked and spottily tracked step in Ohios voting process, which has shifted increasingly to mail-in ballots since early, no-fault absentee voting was instituted in 2005.

To supporters, the requirement is a useful form of protection against voter fraud and provides an extra layer of security necessary for absentee balloting.

To detractors, its a recipe for disenfranchisement a cumbersome addition to an already stringent voter identification system.

Read more: https://www.dispatch.com/news/20191216/thousands-of-ohio-absentee-voter-applications-denied-over-problems-with-signatures
(Columbus Dispatch)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 10:35 AM

1. I haven't trusted Ohio since 2004. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 10:51 AM

2. Time for a Right-to-Vote law for Ohio.

IF you are not allowed to vote, you do not have to pay local and state taxes until you do get to vote in the next election.
One of the principles this country was founded on is "no taxation without representation".

I'm sure local governments would make sure you get to vote if you were to hit them in the wallet.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 11:16 AM

3. We need to make voting a key issue, not later, but now.

The party needs to be placing voter registration ads all around the country as well as screaming about the importance of voting. The Republicans are at war with America, and it seems were too complacent about the urgency.

Their actions are being played out. Ours need a good shot of adrenaline.

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