Mike DeWine: Veto This Bill
December 15, 2022
Columbus, OH — In the dead of night last night, while most Ohioans were sleeping, Ohio Republicans passed a dangerous anti-voter bill that would take our state backward in the fight for voting rights. The bill punishes working Ohioans by putting up unnecessary barriers to the voting booth and making it harder for working families who rely on absentee or early voting to have their voices heard. Today, Ohio Democrats called on Mike DeWine to veto this dangerous bill.
“Mike DeWine doesn’t have any office left to run for. It’s now time for him to put politics aside and veto this bill that punishes working families in order to cater to extremists and conspiracy theorists. Gov. DeWine has the chance to do the right thing, he should take it,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.
The legislation passed by Republican lawmakers last night would:
- End Ohioans’ ability to use utility bills, government documents and alternative forms of identification in order to prove their identity and cast their vote.
- Shorten the window for Ohioans to cast mail-in ballots.
- Allow only one dropbox per county, even after Ohio courts decided that the limitation was unnecessary.
- Eliminate in-person voting on the Monday before Election Day
- Prohibit most curbside voting.