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Ohio Dem. Rep. Clyde again challenges Husted on voter registrations
Democratic Rep. Clyde says the state still lags behind the law, threatening voter rights
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Secretary of State John Husted's office says he'll issue a directive after next weeks primary to get weekly address updates from driver's license bureaus.
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The battle between Democratic lawmakers and the Republican secretary of state over voting continues – even though it’s a much less-heated campaign season than a year ago. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde blasted limits on voting hours and other changes last year as an attempt to disenfranchise voters. She says the snafus have continued.

She’s written to Secretary of State Jon Husted asking about what she calls “the second major failure in six months to update tens of thousands of Ohioans’ voter registrations.”

The problem, she maintains, is that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has not been transferring updated addresses to the secretary of state. From there, the information is supposed to go to county boards of elections to update voter registrations.

Husted’s spokesman Matt McClellan acknowledges there have been delays in getting the information.

But he also says it wasn’t until 2011, after Husted took office, that the state made any attempt to meet this part of the requirements of the federal motor voter law passed in 2003.

“It’s also important to note that in most states, the bureau of motor vehicles is actually art of the Secretary of State’s office. However in Ohio, they’re two separate agencies. That presents some challenges. We have to work with the bureau to get the information, make sure it’s in a way that our system can read it and get it down to the county boards of elections.”

McClellan says Husted expects to issue a directive after next Tuesday’s primary requiring weekly updates from the BMV.

 

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