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Sweeney Statement on New Ballot Drop Box Directive

October 5, 2020
Democratic Newsroom

COLUMBUS— State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D - Cleveland) released the below statement in response to Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s just-released directive limiting boards of elections to having drop boxes only at their Board of Elections sites and not throughout the county. Rep. Sweeney is watching to see what happens today in a federal court on the drop box and ballot collection issue. 

“Secretary LaRose continues to draw out the drama as he avoids installing ballot drop boxes as he said he would if a court gave him the green light. This new directive from his office will do little to alleviate congestion and confusion at the single drop-off sites in counties with large populations. The city of Cleveland and our entire county deserve better. Unfortunately, it looks like the secretary is performing for his national GOP bosses and not with Ohioans’ best interests in mind.”