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In Ohio, a spelling error on your absentee ballot could cost you your vote

In Ohio, A Spelling Error Could Nullify Your Vote

Laws passed by the Republican-led Ohio state legislature in 2014 require voters to accurately fill out their personal information on absentee or provisional ballots or they will be rejected – even if the votes are otherwise valid. The laws are being applied in a presidential election for the first time this year.

November 1, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

Supporters of voting rights say partisan politics drives objections to early voting — which can particularly boost voting among minorities, a constituency that tends to vote Democratic.

September 23, 2016

Absentee Ballots Look Like Bad News For GOP Candidate In Florida

The polls won’t close in the special election to replace the late U.S. Representative Bill Young (R-FL) until March 11, but absentee ballots are already pouring in — and they appear to be bad news for Republican nominee David Jolly. As the Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith reports, Pinellas county voters had cast over 64,000 […]

February 21, 2014