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Secretary Husted Statement on 2016 Election Performance Index Report Release

COLUMBUS – The 2016 MIT Election Performance Index was published yesterday and shows that under Secretary of State Jon Husted’s watch, Ohio has improved its national ranking from 37th in 2008 to 21st in 2016, increased its score from 60 percent in 2008 to 77 percent in 2016, and exceeded the national average overall in nine categories in 2016. The report is based on information from the 2016 presidential election cycle. All of the following may be attributed to Secretary Husted:

“The way we run elections in Ohio has improved year after year because elections officials at every level have been committed to innovative, common sense reforms and making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

“In fact, everything we’ve done to improve our elections – including online registration and change of address, expanding ballot access, ballot tracking, and cutting down wait times on Election Day – has resulted in a better experience for voters.

“Ohio’s election officials believe that when it comes to election administration, ‘good enough’ is never good enough. It’s for that reason that we continue to seek out ways to make the process better and deliver well-run elections.”


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