For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Joshua Eck
Governor John Kasich signs Online Voter Registration into law. Montgomery County Board of Elections Director Jan Kelly, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and State Senator Frank LaRose witnessed the bill signing.
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 63, which will authorize the use of Online Voter Registration in Ohio. Secretary Husted has been an advocate for this change since prior to his election in 2011:
“Today is a great day for voters as we can now move forward with implementing one of the most valuable new tools we have in our efforts to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
“Online voter registration is easy for voters, effective in fighting voter fraud and less costly than paper registrations alone.
“Ohio is already a national leader in election administration with more opportunities to cast a ballot than many places in the country and online voter registration will add to the state’s lead.”