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Husted's voter-address plan is under scrutiny
State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) calls it a "trojan horse" that violates Federal Motor Voter laws

In The Region:
Secretary of State Jon Husted last week issued a directive to boards of election on maintaining voter records. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports that the move is being met with skepticism from at least one state legislator.
Federal law requires voter rolls to be checked against the National Change of Address database every two years, with anyone who’s moved being contacted by mail to update their voter registration address. The new directive allows voters to make the updates online for the first time.

But it also requires boards of elections to contact voters who have not voted in two years, asking them to confirm by mail that they’re still registered. 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a Kent Democrat, has been critical of the Republican secretary of state’s efforts to update addresses in the past, and calls this latest move a “trojan horse.” She says the federal Motor Voter Law explicitly prohibits purging voters just for not voting.

County Date Time Location Address City Zip
PIKE 13-May 11am-1pm Garnet A. Wilson Public Library 207 N. Market St. Waverly 45690
BUTLER 13-May 10am-12pm Lane Public Library 300 North 3rd St. Hamilton 45011
CHAMPAIGN 15-May 1pm-4pm Champaign County Library 1060 Scioto St. Urbana 43078
LICKING 15-May 1pm-3pm Mary E. Babcock Library 320 N Main St. Johnstown 43031
HIGHLAND 17-May 10am-12pm Highland County District Library 10 Willettsville Pike Hillsboro 45133
ADAMS 17-May 1pm-3pm Adams Co Services Annex 215 North Cross St. West Union 45693
HAMILTON 20-May 11am-1pm Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County 800 Vine St. Cincinnati 45202
MONTGOMERY 21-May 2pm-4pm Montgomery County Public Library 651 East Main St. Trotwood 45426
GREENE 22-May 2pm-4pm Winters-Bellbrook Community Library 57 West Franklin St. Bellbrook 45305
JEFFERSON 22-May 1pm-3pm Steubenville Schiappa Library  4141 Mall Dr. Steubenville 43952
FAYETTE 22-May 10am-12pm Carnegie Public Library 127 South North St. Washington C.H. 43160
CLERMONT 23-May 2pm-4pm Clermont County Public Library 58 Maple St. Amelia 45102
SUMMIT 24-May 1pm-2:30pm Twinsburg Public Library 10050 Ravenna Rd. Twinsburg 44087
WARREN 28-May 2pm-4pm Salem Township Public Library 535 Pike St. Morrow 45152
CLINTON 28-May 10am-12pm Blanchester Public Library 110 North Broadway Blanchester 45107
GUERNSEY 29-May 1pm-3pm Guernsey County District Library 800 Steubenville Ave  Cambridge 43725
BROWN 29-May 12pm-2pm Sardina Public Library 13309 Purdy Rd. Sardina 45171
PREBLE 30-May 12pm-2pm Preble County District Library 301 North Barron St. Eaton 45320

Listener Comments:

Perhaps you should have checked the WKSU archives rather than trusting the word of a Democrat State Rep with an axe to grind.

Here's the link to the story YOU GUYS posted on August 9, 2012 concerning the Husted's new online change of address tool for Ohio voters.

Posted by: Anonymous on May 16, 2013 12:05PM
The new directive allows voters to make the updates online for the first time.


You might want to do some fact checking before making such an outrageous and uninformed claim.

Secretary of State Husted rolled out the "Online Change of Address Tool for Ohio Voters" in early AUGUST of LAST YEAR.

Posted by: Wayne_In_Akron (Akron) on May 16, 2013 12:05PM
Perhaps next time you should check the WKSU archives rather than just trusting a Democrat State Rep who comes to you with an obvious agenda.

Here's the link to the story YOUR TEAM published concerning Secretary of State Husted's new online change of address tool for Ohio's voters... when it rolled out back on August 9, 2012.

Posted by: Wayne_In_Akron (Akron) on May 16, 2013 12:05PM
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