WOSU News Archives For: November 7, 2005

Fairfield County Switches to Touch Screen Voting

12:00AM
November
7, 2005

Three-quarters of Ohio voters cast their ballots using punch cards. But the punch card system is coming to an end thanks to the federal government which has mandated their elimination by 2006. Half of Ohio’s counties will use electronic machines tomorrow – most will use touch screen machines manufactured by Ohio-based Diebold.

Mifflin assault trial begins

12:00AM
November
7, 2005

The trial of two former Mifflin High School students charged in the sexual assault of a developmentally disabled girl began Monday.

Low Voter Turn-out Predicted in Columbus and Franklin County

12:00AM
November
7, 2005

Franklin County voters tomorrow will decide pocketbook issues and local leadership posts. Contests for township trustee, city and village councils and school boards all appear on ballots alongside tax levy requests and state issues. In the Columbus City School District, two incumbents and four challengers want voter approval to lead the board through budget, student discipline, and academic issues.