From the Ravenna Record Courier:
Secretary of State Jon Husted, who, by Ohio law, is the only public official who can send absentee ballot applications to voters, has decided to limit the mailing to “active” voters. That means that more than 1 million votes with valid registrations who chose not to vote in the 2012 or 2014 federal elections did not receive an application.
That adds up to roughly one in seven registered voters in Ohio. In Portage County, where 103,439 are on the voting rolls and 79,721 are considered “active,” 11, 831 voters did not receive the absentee ballot mailing. In larger counties, the number is much greater; in both Cuyahoga and Franklin counties, roughly 100,000 voters were excluded from the mailing.
State Rep. Kathleen Clyde of Kent, who has become a watchdog for voter rights, believes Husted “is playing fast and loose with the absentee ballot access,” favoring some voters over others by removing “engaged, eligible, registered voters” from the mailing lists “for the flimsiest of reasons.”
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