GOP action on mail ballot timeline angers military families
Ohio’s recently passed election law notably shortens the window for mailed ballots to be received, despite no evidence that the extended timeline led to any fraud or irregularities in prior elections. This change has angered many active duty service members and their families who are concerned about their potential to be disenfranchised by the new regulations. The new law shortens the amount of time for election officials to include mailed ballots in their tallies from ten days after the election to four. Critics of the law claim that the shortened deadline could lead to more ballots from Ohio’s military voters missing the deadline and being tossed out.