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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending May 29, 2020

 

Primary Results Finalized

Secretary LaRose certified the official results for the 2020 Primary Election today. The full state results can be found at VoteOhio.gov.

Honoring the Fallen

On Monday, the nation remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Secretary LaRose offered a message about what Memorial Day means to him and the importance of passing on an important lesson to the next generation.

Secretary LaRose and his daughters planting flags at the graves of the fallen at Green Lawn Cemetary.

Watch Secretary LaRose's Memorial Day message here.

Improving the Safety of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors

On Wednesday, Secretary LaRose provided testimony on improvements to Safe at Home. Ohio's address confidentiality program designed as part of an overall safety program to protect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes by shielding their address from government/public documents.

The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office is committed to protecting those seeking safety and anonymity as Ohioans adjust to the realities of the pandemic. If you are a survivor of violence or assault and want to keep your address confidential, or know someone who does, please visit SafeatHomeOhio.gov or call (614) 995-2255 to find an Application Assistant.

Zooming In

Secretary LaRose is working with our boards of elections and Ohio legislature to be Ready for November. This week, he participated in multiple Zoom panels this week to discuss how Ohio is a leader for voting options in our country and give insight on best practices for elections during a pandemic.



LaRose Appeals District Court Ruling - Secures a Win for Ohio in Court of Appeals

Secretary LaRose immediately mounted an aggressive appeal effort following last week’s District Court ruling and this week got a win for Ohio. Thankfully a three judge panel at the Court of Appeals issued a stay of the district court's ruling in favor of special interest groups seeking to weaken the safeguards in Ohio’s Constitutional process for placing issues on the ballot. Secretary LaRose will continue working with Attorney General Yost as together they seek to overturn this dangerous ruling and protect the Ohio Constitution and the integrity of our petition process. Below is a statement from LaRose’s Press Secretary Maggie Sheehan:

“As soon as the ruling came down, Secretary LaRose said he would appeal. We applaud the court’s decision to defend Ohio’s constitution as they prepare to consider the full case on its merits.”

 

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Maggie Sheehan
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