SB 227 – Absentee Ballot Applications Access (2011-2012)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_227
SB 227 specifies ways that absentee ballot applications can be submitted and authorizes sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications. It also has provisions to fund mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications in general elections.
Primary Sponsors:Sen. Tavares (D), Sen. Turner (D)
Secondary Sponsors:Sen. Sawyer (D), Sen. Skindell (D)
Committee:Government Oversight and Reform (S)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/sen129.nsf/Senate+Bill+Number/0227?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
The ACLU of Ohio advocates for expanded access to the polls, and we support the efforts of SB 227 to increase the ability of Ohioans to vote.