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Statement by Secretary of State Husted Regarding Uniformity of Voter Outreach by Boards of Elections

COLUMBUS – The following may be attributed in whole, or in part, to Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding today’s issuance of a directive establishing uniform statewide standards for boards of elections regarding unsolicited mailings. This directive is consistent with the position held by former Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in her June 2009 decision regarding a tie vote in Franklin County.  

“To give voters in one county greater access than voters in another county is, on its face, unfair and undermines confidence in our elections system.

“Uniformity in the way in which Ohio’s elections are administered is of the utmost importance, which is why Ohio must have a standardized approach to administering elections that ensures equal access for all voters.”

Additional Information

A copy of the directive issued today is available online at:

A copy of Secretary Brunner’s June 2009 tie vote decision is available online at:

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