Cuyahoga seeks to mail absentee ballots to voters

Absentee ballots allow Ohio voters to cast an early ballot by mail or in person.
Associated Press
Mar 7, 2014

 

The leader of Ohio’s largest county has submitted a proposal to the county council to assert its homerule powers and mail unsolicited, absentee-ballot applications to registered voters there.

The move by Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald comes in response to a new state law that bars county elections boards and other public officials from mailing such ballots.

Absentee ballots allow Ohio voters to cast an early ballot by mail or in person.

FitzGerald is a Democrat and is running for governor. His Republican rival, Gov. John Kasich, recently signed a bill allowing the secretary of state to send the applications for general elections, only if the Legislature directs the money for it. Other officials are banned.

FitzGerald’s proposal is expected to be considered at the council’s Tuesday meeting.

Comments

Darkhorse

I thought State rules over home rule? It is only when the state doesn't have any ruling and their is a home rule in place locally that home rule would be in effect.

Erie County Resident

He is just like Obama. Laws are for everybody but the Democrats.
Let me guess the week after this he will mail out ballots for 2016.
This meathead wants to be gov in the next go round?
Good luck with that, you've already hung yourself many times.