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Clyde Says Ohio not Meeting Federal Voter Registration Requirements

Politifact Ohio confirms state representative from Kent's allegation

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde of Kent is keeping her eye on the most basic, and crucial, element of a free Democracy — the voting process.

In an article published today, PolitiFact Ohio confirmed a statement Clyde made about Ohio not adhering to a federal voter law involving voter registration and address updates logged at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Clyde said the state "is not meeting its obligation to update voter registrations when voters change their address with the BMV."

PolitiFact Ohio followed through with the BMV and by fact-checking Clyde's sources to find out that Ohio is not doing a very good job of getting voter registration updates during BMV transactions. Read the entire PolitiFact Ohio report here.

It's not the first time the freshman state representative has spoken out on the state's election process.

Last summer, about her opposition to some elements of the voter reform bill passed in the legislature.

Earlier this month, of Ohio's early voting period, which was changed in the last year's voter reform bill.

Sonia Gwynes March 13, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Thank you Kathleen Clyde. Keep up the good work!!
Angela Johnson March 14, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Bravo Kathleen!
BARB HIPSMAN March 14, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Applause for Rep. Clyde. By encouraging the BMV to continually update addresses, many college students could be reminded to change their voting addresses as well. College students are perhaps the most disenfranchised voters in any state. They move each fall - and oftentimes do not know to re-register or to change their address. While the Portage County BOE has been accommodating, it's difficult to teach a "civic duty" when they are afraid they will be challenged or perhaps turned away. Yes, there are rules to voting that MUST be followed. Encouraging young persons to understand and see their civic duty is a responsibility of anyone who wants a democracy to survive. Thank you, Rep. Clyde, for your continued push for ALL voters!

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