Following Discovery of 137 ‘Non-Citizens’ Registered to Vote Ohio Orders Removal of Ineligible Voters From State Voter Rolls – EVOL

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has directed an intensified initiative to cleanse the voter rolls of Ohio, targeting ineligible voters. This decision follows an investigation by his office, which revealed 137 voter registrations linked to individuals who aren’t allowed to vote in U.S. elections.

On May 14, Mr. LaRose issued a directive instructing Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections to initiate a confirmation and removal procedure for ineligible individuals from the state’s voter registration rolls.

“Ohioans overwhelmingly passed an amendment to our state constitution which makes it clear that only U.S. citizens can vote in our elections,” LaRose said in a statement.

“It is my duty under the law to uphold the constitution, and the legislature has explicitly tasked me with ensuring that only eligible citizens can register and vote,” he added.

The secretary of state also revealed that his office will take further measures to conduct an annual review of the statewide voter registration database, aiming to identify individuals who do not seem to be U.S. citizens.

As part of the intensified voter roll verification process, Ohio has requested the Biden administration to grant access to various sources of citizenship data. This includes the U.S. Citizenship and



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