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Secretary Husted Applauds Signage of House Bill 359, Address Confidentiality Program

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COLUMBUSOhio Secretary of State Jon Husted released the following statement today in response to Governor John Kasich signing House Bill 359, also known as “Safe at Home,” into law late yesterday afternoon. The following may be attributed directly to Secretary Husted:

"No Ohioan should ever have to choose between their personal liberties, like exercising their right to vote, or their personal safety. Thanks to the support of Governor Kasich and our legislative leaders that will no longer be an issue.

"Through the Safe at Home program, established under HB 359, the addresses of survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking and other crimes will now be shielded from public record.

"I appreciate members of the General Assembly and the Governor standing with me on this issue and the work done to ensure that every Ohioan can participate in our democracy without fear.”

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