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Nearly two dozen groups and individuals are asking Ohio’s top elections official for a list of voters who could be dropped from the rolls this fall, so they can try to get them re-registered. 

Young and first-time voters spoke out about voting on the University of Dayton campus
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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.

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Now that a marijuana legalization issue is set to appear on the fall ballot, groups that oppose the measure are wasting no time in starting their campaigns against it.

The official campaign against the ResponsibleOhio issue launches Monday, with groups opposed to the issue sharing their concerns about the 10 official growing sites owned by investors that are part of the constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio.

Panel To Vote On New Pot-Related Ballot Issue

Jul 15, 2015
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(AP) — A proposal to establish a process for purging old pot-related convictions made obsolete by marijuana legalization is headed to the Ohio Ballot Board. The panel meets Wednesday.

ResponsibleOhio is the group working to get a marijuana legalization issue on this fall's ballot. It considers its "Fresh Start Act" the next step in its efforts. They aim to place the measure on the 2016 ballot, a year after the legalization question.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the state is moving closer to establishing online voter registration. On Wednesday morning, he testified before an Ohio senate committee calling for the passage of a bill making it easier for voters to register. Husted says the bill has widespread support among lawmakers.

“Democrats and republicans that run elections across the state have endorsed this," he said.  "County commissioners across the state have written letters of support—great for counties because the savings accrues at the county level.”

State Auditor Dave Yost announced results of a charter school attendance audit Thursday.
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The proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize and regulate marijuana in Ohio has one state official calling for an overhaul of the process.

Auditor David Yost says he thinks it’s too easy for private economic interests to get constitutional amendments onto the state ballot. 

“The whole initiative process was designed to protect the many against the powerful few,” said Yost. “What’s happening now is that the powerful few are using that very safeguard to get their own way and make themselves rich at the expense of the many.”