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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

The Need for Campaign Finance Reform

Following the 82-page Criminal Complaint released this week against Larry Householder and others, Secretary LaRose referred nineteen apparent campaign finance violations uncovered by this investigation to the Ohio Elections Commission. Additionally, LaRose is continuing to call for legislative action to reform Ohio’s campaign finance laws and to begin shining a bright light on the dark money that influences our politics. bring transparency. Click here to read his Op-Ed from last year on this topic.

THere is much more work to be done to bring true an dreal transparency to campagin finance reform. For too long, partisans on both sides of the aisle and deep-pocketed special interests have taken advantage of loopholes in campaign finance law to anonymously influence our elections.

We Are Recruiting!

The Ohio Supreme Court issued an order allowing Ohio attorneys to receive required continuing legal education (CLE) credit for serving as poll workers on Election Day in November! Sign up today at VoteOhio.gov/DefendDemocracy.

Lawyers can earn CLEs for serving as poll workers

Ready for November Task Force

This week during our Ready For November task force meeting Secretary LaRose was joined by special guest Tyler Fischer from Unite America. Tim and members of the task force discussed absentee voting and safe in-person voting options for the fall. Click here to watch the full meeting.

Learning From Other States

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) held their annual summer conference virtually throughout the week. Secretary LaRose participated in several committee discussions including Cybersecurity, Elections and the Business Services Committee, which he co-chairs.

Combating Disinformation

Secretary LaRose led a virtual briefing today with leaders from the state’s veterans community to brief them on efforts by foreign actors to sew disinformation about elections. The session touched on topics such as the current threat landscape, common tactics used by our adversaries, and ways to combat disinformation. This is one of several disinformation briefings the Secretary has organized throughout the state.

Find Your Beach!

The Guernsey County Board of Elections brightened their office space with beach decorations! During this pandemic, boards are finding great ways to stay energic and continue to push through to Election Day.

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