State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) responded to Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s announcement that he will not allow multiple secure ballot drop boxes to be used by county boards of elections in this fall’s election.
“I do not know what is happening at the Secretary of State’s office. Hundreds of voting experts and everyday Ohioans have asked him to improve our elections by allowing multiple secure drop boxes to be deployed in our counties. Cuyahoga County has 1 million people and 1 ballot drop box. That led to traffic jams in the chaotic primary election. Yet, after sending the question to Attorney General Yost three weeks ago, today LaRose announced that he withdrew his request before the AG could weigh in. This choice to make voting more chaotic is confounding. If he has the authority to require one drop box, he has the authority to require multiple drop boxes. We need our state government leaders to do their jobs.”