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Ohio Republicans Introduce Bill to Ban Counting of Drop Box Ballots

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a new bill last Thursday that would revise the state’s election laws and impose new barriers on voting. The bill, House Bill 387, would require all voters to register to vote in person, eliminate no-excuse absentee voting, limit the forms of acceptable photo ID, shorten the state’s early voting period and ban mail ballots returned via drop box from being counted, among other provisions.

Draft of Ohio Republicans’ Voter Suppression Bill Leaked

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A draft of new legislation obtained by More Perfect Union reveals Ohio Republicans’ aggressive agenda to suppress the vote after the 2020 election. The draft bill, which comes in at a whopping 151 pages, draws inspiration from some of the worst voter suppression laws in the country, including Georgia’s SB 202 and Iowa’s SF 413.

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