WASHINGTON – Sixty-one-year-old Portage County resident Larry Harmon showed up to vote in 2015 only learn his registration was canceled.

Harmon hadn’t cast a ballot since the 2008 presidential election because he saw abstention as a way to express his dismay with politics. But the Navy veteran who works as a computer consultant didn’t realize infrequent voting would trigger Ohio’s process to remove him from the voting rolls. And he wasn’t happy.

Harmon complained to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office. Eventually, he joined a legal challenge that contends Ohio’s method of purging inactive voters amounts to voter suppression and unfairly targets vulnerable groups, such as low-income and minority voters.

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ALI Staff

The American Law Institute

Sabrina Eaton


Sabrina Eaton is a reporter in cleveland.com's DC Bureau.


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