This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Secretary of State: No Unsolicited Absentee Ballots
Ohio’s top elections chief is banning county officials from sending voters unsolicited absentee ballot applications ahead of Election Day.
The move by Secretary of State Jon Husted on Monday comes as several county boards of elections have struggled over whether to send out applications. A spokesman for the Republican Husted says he wanted to provide clear guidance to boards, and issued the directive to the state’s 88 counties in order to have uniformity.
Boards in Ohio’s larger, urban, which tend to vote more Democratic, have typically sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications to registered voters. Some included return postage with ballots.