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Voting During A Pandemic

A sign was set out to greet would-be voters at a polling place in Powell in Delaware County, telling them there would be no in-person voting on the March 17, 2020 the schedule date of the Ohio primary.
Jo Ingles
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Ohio Public Radio
A sign was set out to greet would-be voters at a polling place in Powell in Delaware County, telling them there would be no in-person voting on the March 17, 2020 the schedule date of the Ohio primary.

The Ohio primary was delayed at the last minute due to the coronavirus. Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Gov. Mike DeWine wanted in person voting to be moved to June 2 and to have absentee voting available until then.

On Wednesday, the Ohio General Assembly unanimously passed a bill that, among other things, extended absentee voting until April 28. However, the new primary date will not include in-person voting.

Many voting rights groups object to the new plan.

Coming up today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: How to vote during a pandemic.

Guests:

  • Andy Chow, Reporter, Statehouse News Bureau
  • Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Ohio
  • Aaron Ockerman, Executive Director, Ohio Association of Election Officials

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