“1 in 7 Ohio registered voters won’t receive an invitation to vote absentee”

Important story from OH:

In an online ad, a smiling Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted holds up a letter with his name in large print and the promise, “Your absentee ballot request form is in the mail.”

But for 1 in 7 registered voters in Ohio, this is not true.

Husted, a Republican in his second term as the state elections chief, has decided not to send absentee ballot applications to 1,032,775 registered voters who, reportedly, did not vote in the 2012 or 2014 federal elections (although many have voted in off-year elections) or who are thought to have moved.

Some, a Beacon Journal investigation has found, have voted as recently as March and have not, in fact, moved. This includes some of the 36,822 Summit County voters who aren’t getting the absentee ballot applications this year.

This is very disturbing, given assurances in the Golden Week litigation and elsewhere that every Ohio voter would get an absentee ballot application.

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