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Proposed voting law changes are back to being 1 ballot issue

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 16:04:26-04

COLUMBUS — A package of proposed election law changes aimed at making voting easier in Ohio has been restored to a single ballot issue rather than being split into four questions.

The Ohio Ballot Board restored the package Thursday in a vote ordered by the Ohio Supreme Court, which said the state panel erred in splitting the package.

It ends nearly two months of legal wrangling that delayed signature-gathering required to get the issue on the ballot.

The proposal calls for automatically registering interested Ohioans to vote when they do business at Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices, and allowing same-day voter registration and voting, among other changes.