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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Electoral Policy Experts To Discuss Reforming Ohio’s Electoral System at Ohio State

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – As Ohio continues to explore ways to make its electoral system a national model, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will outline his vision for making redistricting reform a reality in 2015.  Secretary Husted will be joined by Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler at The Ohio State University this Wednesday, December 10, at 10:00AM. Secretary Husted’s efforts to “make it easy to vote and hard to cheat” have put Ohio at the forefront of recent electoral policy discussions in the United States.

A panel of electoral policy experts, moderated by John Fortier, director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project, will follow the Secretary’s remarks and discuss the prospects for reform in the areas of redistricting, early voting, voter registration and provisional voting. BPC’s Democracy Project is working to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

Advance online registration for the event is strongly encouraged. A webcast of the event can be viewed here.

Media wishing to request an interview with one of the speakers should contact Jordan LaPier at [email protected] or (309) 838-2392.


WHO:         Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State
Karen Kasler, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio and TV
Herb Asher, SVP for Government Affairs and Counselor to the President, The Ohio State University; Member, Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission
Senator Mark D. Wagoner, Jr., Former Senator, Ohio Senate, District 2; Member, Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission
Edward B. Foley, Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law; Director, Election Law @ Moritz
John Fortier, Director, BPC’s Democracy Project

WHAT:        “Making Ohio’s Electoral System a National Model”

WHEN:       Wednesday, December 10, 2014
                   10:00AM – 12:00PM EST

WHERE:      The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
                   Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall
                   55 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH

PARKING: Parking is available at the Ohio Union Visitor’s Garage, located north of Drinko Hall, accessible from High Street or College Road, and the South Campus Gateway parking garage, located east of High Street and accessible from East 9th and 11th Avenues

AUDIO:       A limited number of XLR inputs are available in the Saxbe Auditorium



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