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Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Husted

COLUMBUSEarlier today, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) introduced Senate Bill 175 to establish online voter registration, online absentee ballot requests and improve the exchange of voter data among states and state agencies – innovations for which Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has long supported and advocated. All of the following may be attributed to Secretary Husted.

“Allowing Ohioans to register to vote online will improve voter access, ensure greater security, save taxpayer dollars and increase the accuracy of the state’s voter rolls. It is the next step in further modernizing Ohio’s election system.

“Leveraging data and technology is an effective way to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in our democratic process – ensuring that it is easier to vote and harder to cheat.

“I commend Senator LaRose for the work he has already done on this issue and encourage the legislature to take up and pass this important measure this year.”

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