The Ohio House of Representatives is likely to vote Wednesday on legislation to increase state agency cooperation for Ohio’s voter registration database. A couple of other, more contentious voting bills, meanwhile, are likely to stay in a House committee until next year, according to a House GOP spokesman. The House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee is set to vote Tuesday on Senate Bill 200, which would require state agencies such as the Ohio Department of Health and Bureau of Motor Vehicles to send updated voter information to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. It would also, among other things, reduce the minimum number of electronic voting machines that a county must have.
If the legislation clears committee, it would likely head to the House for a Wednesday floor vote, House GOP spokesman Mike Dittoe said in an email.
A second voting bill also being held over. SB 238 would eliminate the so-called “Golden Week” that allows people to both register to vote and cast early in-person absentee ballots at the same time.