Absentee Ballots Judge Says Blind Ohioans Do Not Have Full Access To Absentee Voting System By Associated Press • May 13, 2016 A federal district judge has ruled blind Ohio residents have been denied "meaningful access" to the absentee voting system, but implementing changes would fundamentally alter the entire system. Ohio Elections Chief Issues New Rules For Absentee Ballots By Associated Press • Jan 29, 2016 Ohio's elections chief is ordering new procedures for mailed absentee ballots after some weren't counted last year because of missing postmarks. Advocacy Group Sues Elections Chief Over Ballot Access For Blind People By Associated Press • Dec 7, 2015 Several blind voters and an advocacy group for the blind are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over the accessibility of paper absentee ballots in the swing state. 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.