SOS Frank LaRose addresses voter registration numbers, early voting turnout and the ballot mishap at the Franklin County BOE.

SOS Frank LaRose addresses voter registration numbers, heavy early voting turnout, and the ballot mishap at the Franklin County BOE.

Here are some of the questions we asked SOS Frank LaRose:

  • How many registered voters are there currently in Ohio?
  • How many new voter registrations are there this year?
  • How many that were added in the last few months?
  • How is early voting going at the boards of elections in the 88 counties?
  • It is being reported that there is a heavy volume of early voting in rural and urban counties this year. This is unusual due to the fact that these voters pride themselves on voting on Election Day. It's almost as if it is panic voting is occurring at this point, possibly due to concerns of COVID-19, doubts about the US Mail's reliability to get ballots back in time, and fears that the election may be canceled or postponed. Can you speak to these concerns that people are expressing with just 18 days left before Election Day?

Secretary Larose, you have said that in Ohio your office mailed out absentee ballot requests to every registered Ohio voter. You did not mail out actual ballots to the nearly 7 million registered voters. However, some have said that these 50,000 ballots in Franklin County now present an opportunity for fraud as each of the voters will now receive a second ballot in the mail. What do you say to those who are concerned about that?

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