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Stories from Around the State

From January – August 2023, state legislatures nationwide passed various bills into law. While following these developments, the League noticed several important trends around voting rights and election administration.

This article was originally published by Reuters.

"This is much larger than one issue; it's much larger than one party or one election," said Jen Miller, the executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. "This is about a freedom that Ohioans have had for more than a century."

This article was originally published in Ohio Capital-Journal.

What Ohio voters decide on Aug. 8 is likely to shape whether similar efforts to restrict ballot measures are brought in other states.

This story was originally published by CityScene Columbus.

Many high school graduates have lofty goals for their next steps, but for those who know Will Smialek, it was no surprise he set his eyes on Capitol Hill.

The recent Dublin Scioto graduate has been active in local civics for years and has fought to create opportunities for others as well.

This story was originally published by

Ohio is teed up for a political fight over ballot initiatives this summer, after Republican Ohio lawmakers voted last month to set an Aug. 8 election to make it harder to change the state constitution.

But Ohio is just part of a broader national battle over ballot issues, generally pitting Republican state lawmakers against backers of left-leaning policies, many of which have fared well at the ballot box.

This story was originally published in the Oxford Observer.

The Oxford League of Women Voters is organizing a letter-writing campaigns against two proposed bills that they say would damage democracy in Ohio.