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7:13 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

US Justice Department May Join Challenge To Ohio Voting Laws

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

The U.S. Justice Department may be joining other groups who have gone to court to challenge changes in Ohio’s voting laws.  M.L. Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports. 

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9:44 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Ohio Elections Chief Sets New Early Voting Hours

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued new early voting hours for the final days before Election Day following a federal judge's order last week. 

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7:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Judge Orders Restoration Of Early Voting Hours

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will follow a federal judge's order to set early voting hours three days before elections are held.

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6:26 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Columbus Event Examines State Voting Law Changes

The National Commission on Voting Rights will be in Columbus today for a hearing on cuts to early voting and other recent changes in Ohio voting laws.

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7:29 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Poll Shows Suprising Views On Issues Of Term Limits, Redistricting, And Early Voting

A new University of Akron poll asked registered voters about three major issues.

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7:28 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Ohio ACLU Sues State Over Early Voting Restrictions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing the state in federal court over early voting changes scheduled to take effect this fall.

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1:49 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ohio Military, Overseas May Primary Ballots Go Out

Ohio's elections chief reminds Ohioans that early voting in the May 6 primary begins for military and overseas voters on Saturday and for others on April 1. 

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8:02 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Ballot Language Approved For Ohio "Voters Bill Of Rights"

An Ohio group has been cleared to continue its effort to guarantee what it calls certain voter protections in the state constitution.

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7:51 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

"Voters Bill Of Rights" Backers Refile Ballot Summary

An Ohio group has refiled its paperwork after hitting a snag in an effort to guarantee certain voter protections in the state constitution.

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7:49 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Critical Of New Elections Rules

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Cuayhoga County executive Ed FitzGerald is criticizing a pair of new elections rules, saying they infringe on voting rights.

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8:02 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

State Democratic Party Chair Predicts Lawsuit Over Absentee-Ballot Legislation

Ohio Democratic Party chair and State Representative Chris Redfern says he expects the organization to file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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7:23 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Legislature Approves Tougher Voting Requirements

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have approved two bills affecting voter and ballot rules.

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12:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Bill Would Scrap Early Voting Weekend Before Election Day

In 2008, 105 thousand Ohioans voted on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday before the general election.

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8:33 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Secretary of State Says Record Number of Absentee Ballots Cast in 2012

More people voted early by absentee ballot in last fall’s presidential election than ever have before in Ohio.

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Election Coverage
9:50 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Early And Absentee Voting Numbers

More than a million of Ohio's nearly 8 million registered voters have taken steps to cast a ballot.

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Election Coverage
5:56 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Pool of undecided voters shrinking

The first Presidential debate is tomorrow. But most polls show most Ohioans have already made up their minds when it comes to which candidate they’ll vote for. There is a small group of undecided voters but as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, it’s hard to reach them…..and it could be hard for the candidates to reach them too. 

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Election Coverage
4:28 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Absentee ballots are going out

Nearly a million Ohioans have returned absentee ballot request forms, asking for paper ballots from county boards of elections. And for those who’d like to cast a ballot early in person, voting starts tomorrow/today (Tuesday October 2nd) at locations specified by local boards of elections. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles says Ohio’s top elections official thinks early voting is looking good so  far.

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9:42 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Judge Denies Stay Of Husted's Early Voting Changes

A Federal judge has denied a request by Secretary of State Jon Husted to stay the court's order to restore early voting on the final weekend and Monday before the November election while the state appeals.

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9:32 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Fired Elections Officials Replaced

Former Demcractic Dayton mayor Rhine McLin and Democratic attorney John Doll have been nominated to replace two Montgomery County Board of Elections officials fired in a dispute over extended voting hours.

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9:25 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Early Voting Hearing Later This Month

A federal district judge has ordered Secretary of State Jon Husted to appear at a hearing scheduled for September 13th on early voting rules.

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