WOSU News Archives For: October 25, 2006

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools Constitutional

12:00AM
October
25, 2006

A divided state Supreme Court has ruled that publicly funded, privately operated charters schools don’t violate the Ohio Constitution.

Early Voting in Franklin County Hits Record Numbers

County elections director Matt Damschroder looks through thousands of unopened absentee ballots. Stored in a vault, they'll be opened and counted the morning of November 7th.
12:00AM
October 25, 2006

With absentee ballots pouring in some county elections boards are pleading for approval to start counting ballots before Election Day. But state officials said Wednesday that Ohio law has no provision to allow the early counting of votes. Here in Franklin County, board of elections officials say they are surprised at the large number of people taking advantage of the new, early voting law. They now predict that one-third of all ballots counted on November 7th will be cast before election day.