The defendant-appellant, Kelly Foreman, gave birth in a hospital in Seneca County in March of 2018.
On August 12, 2020, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued Directive 2020-16 prohibiting Ohio Boards of Elections from installing secure drop boxes for receiving ballots and ballot applications at any location other than the Board office.
When a registered Ohio voter requests an absentee ballot, Ohio law requires that the ballot application be signed, but does not require that the applicant’s signature match the signature on file with the applicable county board of elections.
This case originated in the Western District of Kentucky. Plaintiff sued jail officials for the wrongful death of her father, Charles Troutman Jr., who died by suicide while being held in pretrial detention.
On the eve of the March 17, 2020 primary election in Ohio, Governor DeWine and Director of Health Acton announced that the election was to be postponed because of COVID-19. Secretary of State LaRose announced that the new primary date would be June 2.