Franklin County Board of Elections director Bill Anthony has been placed on paid administrative leave, following last week's indictment on charges of theft in office and signing off on false timesheets.
Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.
The Franklin County Board of Elections says a citizens group has collected enough valid petition signatures to ask voters to approve a plan to increase the number of Columbus City Council members and create ward representation.
The Franklin County Board of Elections says 64-thousand of the more than 106-thousand petition signatures collected by a group seeking to put a marijuana legalization measure before the voters are invalid.
The Franklin County Board of Elections says a citizens group has collected enough valid petition signatures to place a measure on the May ballot that would end the city of Columbus' purchase contract for Nationwide Arena.