Ohio Covid Legal Information
We drew these resources principally from Justin Levitt's list of COVID-19 election cases, Standford-MIT Healthy Elections Project COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker, and the National Center for State Legislatures' COVID-19 and 2020 Primary Elections page.
OH HB 197
Vote by Mail
Voids the previous order by the secretary of state moving the state primary election to June 2 and instead extends absentee voting through April 28, with no in-person voting except for a limited category of voters who need to use an accessible voting machine or cannot receive mail.
OH HB 680
Vote by Mail; Emergency
Creates a procedure by which state executives can request the General Assembly to approve an election to be conducted entirely by mail during a public health emergency.