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Cleveland-area county council to vote on Democrat's plan to mail absentee-ballot applications
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:03 AM EDT
Ohio's largest county will decide whether to assert its home-rule powers and mail unsolicited, absentee-ballot applications to registered voters there.
FitzGerald is a Democratic gubernatorial candidate. His Republican rival, Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), signed a bill allowing the secretary of state to send the applications for general elections, only if the Legislature directs the money for it.
FitzGerald's proposal is expected to be considered at the county council's meeting Tuesday evening.
Republicans in the Ohio House have proposed cutting a county's local government funding by 10 percent if the county does not follow state procedures for providing absentee ballots.