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Ohio lawmakers aim to improve voter registrations
Possible study may investigate how to revamp Ohio's system
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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Mark Urycki
 
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A state lawmaker says Ohio is not doing enough to be in compliance with the federal Motor Voter law. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state of Arizona needs to follow the federal law that makes voter registration easier. But Democratic State Rep. Kathleen Clyde says Ohio is also not in compliance.

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“We had big problems in the last November election, and again before the May primary earlier this year with data not being transmitted in a timely manner to boards of elections," Clyde says. "We also have a low number of voter registrations occurring at our BMVs across Ohio as compared to other similar states.”

Clyde also says Ohio has been too aggressive in purging voters from the registration rolls if they haven’t voted recently.  She and State Sen. Nina Turner want a study committee to investigate whether Ohio can improve its voter motor registrations. 

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