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Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose is warning voters to be vigilant when they come across information regarding politics and government on social media, he says misinformation remains a top priority in the fight against elections meddling. 

The state of Ohio and voting rights groups face off Monday in a Cincinnati courtroom to determine the fate of the 2020 political map.

Ohio’s top elections official, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, says giving workers a day off for Election Day is an interesting idea, but he’s not convinced it’s the one and only solution. 

Republicans and Democrats will face off Tuesday in two separate races for seats in Montgomery County.

Miami Valley business owner and Republican candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner Doug Barry says he hopes he’ll be able to break a Democratic stronghold that’s controlled the commission for more than a dozen years.

Barry has served as a Miami Township Trustee since 2014. He’s operated the Barry staffing agency since 1998. He’s also been involved in numerous business and civic groups throughout his career.

Young and first-time voters spoke out about voting on the University of Dayton campus
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

The midterm elections are November 6, and WYSO has been traveling around the Miami Valley talking to would-be voters. Today, we bring you voices from the University of Dayton campus, where WYSO community news producer Jason Reynolds surveyed students about whether they plan to vote next Tuesday.

For all of WYSO's elections coverage, visit wyso.org.

 Activists from Common Cause Ohio, the League of Women Voters and other volunteers gather to celebrate news that Issue 1 passed.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Voters overwhelmingly approved Issue 1, which changes the way the state’s Congressional district map will be drawn in 2021 and beyond setting up new rules on splitting counties and increasing minority party input.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio's elections chief says he has complied with an information request from a presidential commission on voter fraud with a series of web links to publicly available data.

  Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted tells The Associated Press he withheld voters' driver's license and partial Social Security numbers from President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, as planned.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Statehouse News Bureau

Worries about hacking and cybercrime resulted in the federal Department of Homeland Security naming voting machines and elections systems around the country as “critical infrastructure”, and therefore eligible for more federal help to protect them. 

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said he’s not sure what this designation means – and whether it gives the federal government authority to do something that it didn’t have power to do before. He says wants more information in writing.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Statehouse News Bureau

If you have an Ohio driver’s license but are not registered to vote, you should be getting something in your mailbox soon from Ohio’s elections chief.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says the state’s voter rolls system is now linked with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles database, so he’s now able to make sure Ohio drivers can be voters if they want.

vote election voters
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Time is running out for Ohioans to register to vote in the November election.

The deadline to register is Oct. 5. There are three statewide issues on the ballot. Issue One changes the process for redistricting. Issue Two would make it harder for monopolies to be inserted in the constitution. And Issue three would legalize marijuana in Ohio.

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