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Like the primary, the 2020 general election will be unique for voters due to the pandemic. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has met opposition from his own Republican colleagues at the statehouse for his support of some measures to extend access to voters. And now he's upset Democrats for resisting the expansion of county-level ballot drop boxes.

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When you fill out your mail-in ballot or step into the voting booth this Nov. 3, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed by the 20+ judicial candidates listed on this year's ballot. The Cincinnati Bar Association wants to help.

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Cincinnati Edition takes a look at the upcoming presidential and local primary contests and what voters need to do to participate.

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The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. 

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Ohio Secretary of State

The state of Ohio is preparing to deliver its defense of the current Congressional district map in federal court. Plaintiffs say the map is unconstitutional because Republicans drew the map to favor their party, through what’s known as partisan gerrymandering.

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Ohio Secretary of State

Arguing the current congressional map in Ohio violates voters' constitutional rights, the ACLU, League of Women Voters and others are suing the state. A trial before the U.S. District Court is scheduled to begin Monday.

Voter registrations are up in Ohio since November 2016. And that pleases a non-partisan group that encourages increased voter participation. 

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The Ohio midterm elections are not only important in deciding the next governor and congressional representatives.

Ohio Secretary of State

Last week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected  the language in a proposal that would change how congressional districts are drawn in the state.

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On October 1, 1920, the executive committee of the League of Women Voters of Cincinnati held its first meeting. 

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring or co-sponsoring several candidate debates and an issues forum in Hamilton and Clermont counties over the next three weeks.

The public is invited to all the events. They include:

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court:

All candidates for common pleas judgeships have been invited to a voter education event Monday, Sept. 22 at the Cincinnati Bar Association, 5th floor, 225 E. Sixth St., Downtown. The forum runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area (LWVCA).