Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Ohioans might vote next March on a plan to help avoid the confusion that hit some voters on Tuesday when they cast their ballots.
If you go to the polls next Tuesday to vote, you’ll see a statewide issue on the ballot – it’s actually the new state law putting limits on strip clubs. But you’ll also see a notice that any votes cast on the issue won’t be counted. It’s the second time in two years that an invalid issue has appeared on the ballot and some legislators and elections officials say they have a plan to avoid that confusing situation in the future.
Elections officials around the state are gearing up for Tuesday’s election. Self proclaimed election watchdogs are doing the same.
Voting machine problems and the crashing of the Franklin County phone system marked Election 2006 in Columbus. But a larger problem seems to be poll workers requiring some voters to cast provisional ballots.
A federal judge has suspended Ohio’s new voter identification law as it applies to absentee voting. In an interview with Marilyn Smith on WOSU-AM, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles analyzes the judge’s ruling.
It appears Ohioans will have the opportunity to vote on two issues this fall that would reform laws on smoking in public places.
Two groups with different ideas on regulating smoking in Ohio are continuing to maneuver to put their own proposals on the statewide ballot.
Supporters of a proposed statewide ban on smoking in public places have suffered a big setback in their drive to put the measure onto the November ballot for the voters to decide. A Franklin county judge has ruled that tens of thousands of petition signatures, urging the measure be put to a vote, are technically invalid.