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A Provisional Ballot Primer

12:00AM
November
7, 2008

The Franklin County Board of Elections is sorting through more than 27,000 ballots. That’s the number of provisional ballots that were cast on Election Day and during the 30-day early voting period that preceded it. A provisional ballot, as the name implies, may or may not count.

Provisional Ballots, Computer Glitches, Poll Worker and Voter Errors All Part of Election Day Headaches, Delays

12:00AM
November
7, 2008

The Franklin County Board of Elections today is correcting some ballot counts and processing more than 27,000 provisional ballots in a bid to put the wraps on Election 2008. But a Congressional race hangs in the balance.

Ohio’s Mandatory Sick Leave Effort Ends

12:00AM
September
4, 2008

Ohio voters will not get the chance to vote for a mandatory sick leave proposal. The group pushing the sick leave issue has asked that the issue be taken off the ballot.

Payday Loan Industry Wins “Word War.”

12:00AM
August
15, 2008

How Ohioans will vote in November on a ballot issue on payday loans could depend on exactly how the proposal is worded. That’s why backers and opponents of the measure watched a marathon meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board so closely Thursday…and why each side had such different reactions to the ballot language the Board adopted.

Attorney General Rejects Ballot Wording from Payday Lenders

12:00AM
June
19, 2008

Ohio Attorney General Nancy Rogers has rejected proposed language for a ballot issue to repeal the state’s tough new regulations on payday lenders.

Paper Ballot Convoy Assures No Slow-Down in Voting

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12:00AM
March 5, 2008

Super Tuesday Number 2 has come and gone in Franklin County with minor problems reported at the polls. One had to do with the secretary of state’s order to provide paper ballots to voters who ask.

Obama Files for Ohio Ballot

12:00AM
January
2, 2008

The first of the presidential candidates filed today for the Ohio ballot. Barack Obama’s campaign gathered with supporters and elected officials from all over the state to hand over the petitions to the Ohio Secretary of State. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman led the contingent.

March Ballot Issues approved

12:00AM
December
28, 2007

Franklin County Board of Elections to another step toward finalizing the March 4, 2008 primary election ballot.

Effort to Eliminate Ballot Confusion Might Go to Ohio Voters

12:00AM
November
6, 2007

Ohioans might vote next March on a plan to help avoid the confusion that hit some voters on Tuesday when they cast their ballots.

Ohio Voters Head For The Polls

12:00AM
November
6, 2007

Polls are open around Ohio for voters to make their selections in local races and a special congressional primary in northwest Ohio. Two Republicans, state Representative Bob Latta and state Senator Steve Buehrer, are facing off for the seat held many years by Republican Congressman Paul Gillmor.