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Ohio cancels more than 182,000 voter registrations

Frank LaRose, Ohio secretary of State

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Friday that 182,858 voter registrations have be cancelled in the key voting state of Ohio because they are not in compliance with state and federal laws.

That number may be the tip of the iceberg because certain municipalities in Cuyahoga, Lucas and Summit counties held elections September 10, and registrations in those precincts will not be acted upon by those counties until next week, La Rose said in a news release.

But because of a settlement with the A. Philip Randolph Institute  any person who resides in the same county in which their registration was cancelled can cast a provisional ballot and have it counted as long as the ballot complies with certain requirements.

Andre Washington, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, said the decision benefits all Ohio residents.

 

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