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Franklin County Clarifies Absentee Ballot Postage

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Instructions that come with every absentee ballot tell voters it takes 65 cents to return the two-page ballot, but the Board of Elections says the U.S. Postal Service has vowed to deliver all ballots regardless of postage.
12:00PM
October
11, 2012

It costs 65 cents to return an absentee ballot in Franklin County this year. But the Board of Elections says ballots will be counted regardless of postage.

Husted: Ohio Is Ready For Early Voting

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Early voters line up at the Franklin County early-voting center near the corner of Morse Rd. and Karl Rd.
7:22AM
October
2, 2012

Tuesday brings the start of in-person early voting for Ohio’s 88 counties. The state’s elections chief says the state is ready.

County Boards Of Elections Make Final Preps for Early Voting

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Franklin County elections officials opted to move early voting to the old Kohl's Store at the corner of Morse Rd. and Karl Rd. They hope the increased space will keep lines inside the building. Voters had to wait outside Vets Memorial during the 2008 presidential election.
7:31AM
October 1, 2012

Boards of elections around the state are getting ready for tomorrow’s start of early voting.

Early Voting Moves To Morse Road

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Early in-person voting begins October 2. The Franklin County Board of Elections spokesperson said the Morse Road early polling location will be easier and faster for voters than the 2008 location in Downtown Columbus.
3:15PM
September
28, 2012

Early in-person voting beings Tuesday. And this year, the Franklin County Board of Elections thinks its choice for the early polling place will be easier on voters compared to the 2008 presidential election.

Ohio Boards Can’t Set Final Hours Of Early Voting

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
3:50PM
September
4, 2012

Ohio’s election chief is ordering county officials not to set any hours during the final days of in-person, early voting. That’s because the state is appealing a federal judge’s decision that allows all voters the chance to cast a ballot in the swing state on those days.

Judge Restores 3 Early Voting Days In Ohio

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The Ohio Organizing Collaborative marched to the Franklin County Board of Elections recently to push for weekend voting hours.
12:38PM
August
31, 2012

A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.

Dems To Move Forward With Ohio Board Replacements

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Democrats in southwest Ohio are planning to move forward to replace two elections board members who have been fired by the state's elections chief.
3:33PM
August
29, 2012

Democrats in southwest Ohio are planning to move forward to replace two elections board members who have been fired by the state’s elections chief.

Ohio Elections Chief Reinstates Officials, For Now

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
6:45PM
August
23, 2012

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is temporarily lifting his suspension of two Democratic county election officials who voted to extend early voting hours in the general election beyond the uniform, statewide hours the Republican set.

Voting Hours Dispute Moves To Ohio Legislature

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Inside view of Ohio Statehouse
7:59AM
August
23, 2012

Democrats say thousands of Ohioans who voted in the presidential election in 2008 won’t be able to vote this year if weekend voting is not allowed. Republicans say this is just rhetoric being used to cause confusion in this election.

Husted Orders Uniform Early Voting For All Counties

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has ordered uniform voting hours for all Ohio counties.
5:00PM
August
15, 2012

All Ohio counties will have the same hours for early voting. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Wednesday afternoon decided to order uniform hours for all counties during the early voting period.