Ohio Democrats Issue Legal Challenge to New Primary Election Date

The Supreme Court of Ohio this week said it was expediting an Ohio Democratic Party lawsuit against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose after he set a new primary date for June 2. (Note: The later date does not signal a new election; it’s simply an extended date for the previously scheduled March 17 primary. If you or your employees have already voted, either in person or via absentee ballot, you do not need to — and cannot — vote again.)

The Democrats’ lawsuit seeks to make LaRose direct county boards of elections to accept and process absentee ballot applications until April 25, and to accept and count all valid absentee ballots postmarked on or before April 28. 3/19/2020