Ohio Senate approves $115M plan to replace voting machines - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Ohio Senate approves $115M plan to replace voting machines

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Counties would split nearly $115 million to replace voting machines around Ohio under a plan approved this week by the Ohio Senate.

It now goes to the Ohio House, where lawmakers might consider it before summer break.

The Columbus Dispatch reports most Ohio voting machines are over a decade old. About half use touch-screen voting, and half use scanned paper ballots.

The legislation would let counties choose which type of equipment to get. They would receive an initial payment toward startup costs, and remaining funding would be distributed based on the number of voters in a county.

The proposal was sponsored by Sen. Frank LaRose, a Hudson Republican running for secretary of state.

His Democratic opponent, Rep. Kathleen Clyde, of Kent, has called LaRose's plan a political maneuver.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-09-23 14:25:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, right, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the Starlite Motel...(AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, right, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the Starlite Motel...
    Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.More >>
    Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.More >>
  • Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

    Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-09-23 14:24:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., speaks during a Congressional Field Hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Apache Junction, Ariz. Six siblings of  Gosar have urged voters to cast their bal...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., speaks during a Congressional Field Hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Apache Junction, Ariz. Six siblings of Gosar have urged voters to cast their bal...
    Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.More >>
    Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.More >>
  • NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

    NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-09-23 14:24:47 GMT
    (Peter Harrison/Earthjustice via AP). In this screen grab from a Sept. 21, 2018, video provided to The Associated Press by Earthjustice, an environmental advocacy group, a turtle is plucked from gray muck along the Cape Fear River near the L.V. Sutton ...(Peter Harrison/Earthjustice via AP). In this screen grab from a Sept. 21, 2018, video provided to The Associated Press by Earthjustice, an environmental advocacy group, a turtle is plucked from gray muck along the Cape Fear River near the L.V. Sutton ...
    Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River.More >>
    Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms