Ohio Secretary of State Promotes Online Voter Registration

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted continues to advocate for legislative action to authorize online voter registration in his state, noting its convenience, security, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.

According to a dedicated web page created by his office, Ohio would have saved at least $3 million and as much as $13 million if the 5.6 million paper registration applications it received from 2011 through 2014 had been processed electronically.   

Secretary Husted’s efforts are receiving support from local election officials and members of the military. Active-duty and retired personnel from multiple branches have written letters to the secretary’s office citing the obstacles that service members face when they try to register and calling for the adoption of online voter registration to improve their access and the integrity of the process.

A bill introduced by Senator Frank LaRose (R) in the Ohio Legislature would grant the secretary the authority to build an electronic voter registration system.

Follow us on Twitter using #electiondata and get the latest data dispatches, research, and news by subscribing today.

National Homeownership Month

Composite image of modern city network communication concept

Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

Sign up for our four-week email course on Broadband Basics

Quick View

How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

Pills illustration
Pills illustration

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

Quick View

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.