Absentee Ballots Gubernatorial Candidate Critical Of New Elections Rules By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 27, 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Cuayhoga County executive Ed FitzGerald is criticizing a pair of new elections rules, saying they infringe on voting rights. Ohio Governor Signs 2 Contentious Election Bills By Associated Press • Feb 21, 2014 Republican Gov. John Kasich has signed into law two election-related bills heavily criticized by Democrats. State Democratic Party Chair Predicts Lawsuit Over Absentee-Ballot Legislation By Associated Press • Feb 20, 2014 Ohio Democratic Party chair and State Representative Chris Redfern says he expects the organization to file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. House Approves Bill Restricting Voter Access To The Polls By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 20, 2014 The Ohio House has approved proposals to trim early voting hours and set rules for mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Ohio Senate Approves Absentee Ballot Bill By Jim Letizia & Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Nov 7, 2013 The Ohio Senate has approved a bill restricting who may send unsolicited absentee ballot applications to voters and for what election years. Debate Over How To Handle Absentee Ballots Continues By Ohio Public Radio • Oct 21, 2013 Last year, all Ohio voters got absentee voter applications – whether they requested them or not – as a way to settle a fight over whether counties could send out those forms unsolicited. Absentee Ballot Analysis By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Oct 18, 2012 An analysis of absentee ballot requests by a University of Dayton history professor shows a significant shift in Republican enthusiasm since 2008. Early And Absentee Voting Numbers By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Oct 18, 2012 More than a million of Ohio's nearly 8 million registered voters have taken steps to cast a ballot.