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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, March 3: 

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The coalition pushing constitutional protections for voter rights is one step closer to circulating their petition for signatures. They're pitching the potential ballot measure as something that can have widespread support. 

The attorney general has okayed petition language for the potential ballot measure. It would create automatic voter registration, guarantee 28 days of early voting, and allow same day registration and voting. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 21:

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A group has filed a petition with state officials to propose a voting related constitutional amendment on this presidential election year ballot.

The ACLU of Ohio is among the groups leading the charge for the constitutional amendment.

The proposal to expand voting rights seeks to automatically register citizens to vote through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), unless they want to opt out. It would allow voters to register and cast ballots at polling locations during early voting and on Election Day.

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There’s a big push underway by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to make sure that voter rolls are accurate and inactive voters are removed. September 6th  is the deadline for some 235,000 inactive voters to get in touch with the state. Jen Miller, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio  discussed her group’s concerns with what’s going on.

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Ohio’s new secretary of state wants to make registering to vote automatic.  

Republican Frank LaRose’s plan would automatically register voters and update their registrations every time they interact with state government.  Eight states already have similar systems.  

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 26: 

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Ohio’s top elections official says it’s already easy to vote in Ohio but he says wants to make it even easier. 

Right now, when you get your Ohio driver’s license, you can register to vote or update your registration. Secretary of State Frank LaRose is asking for a bipartisan group of lawmakers and others to come up with legislation that would automatically register you unless you opt out.

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Democrat Kathleen Clyde was in Akron Monday to discuss her run for Ohio’s Secretary of State.

During an appearance at the Akron Press Club, Clyde said her priorities include better security for Ohio’s voting machines and automatic voter registration.

One audience member asked whether or not President Donald Trump could have an effect on midterm elections.