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Appeals Court Shelves Ruling On Counting Provisional Ballots

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8:24AM
November 1, 2012

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday sided with Sec. of State Jon Husted in ruling that a lower court over-reached when it ruled provisional ballots cast at the wrong precinct and those cast in the wrong location all together should be counted.

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.

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.

Franklin County Rejects Voter-Roll Challenges

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11:51AM
September 25, 2012

Elections officials in the Columbus area have dismissed a slate of voter-registration challenges lodged by an activist group.

Husted Gets Failing Grades From Voting Rights Group

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Members of the Ohio Unity Coalition meet with reporters on Monday to announce "failing grades" for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted for his actions related to the November election.
7:30AM
September
25, 2012

Members of a voter rights group say Ohio’s Secretary of State has failed the state and voters on several fronts related to the fall election.

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 Fires 2 Democratic Officials

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted fired two Democrats from elections board.
3:58PM
August
28, 2012

The state’s elections chief has fired two Democrats from an elections board in southwest Ohio after they pushed to extend early voting hours into the weekend beyond his order.

Group Vows To Force State To Purge Voter Rolls

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The right-leaning group Judicial Watch says many Ohio counties have more registered voters than residents.
7:47AM
August 28, 2012

Members of the group Judicial Watch say federal law requires Ohio and other states clean up voter rolls, including removing deceased people and illegal immigrants.

Franklin County Money Set Aside For Extended Voting

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Franklin County Commissioners set aside $2.8 million for early and in-person voting.
9:50AM
August 24, 2012

It may not matter in the long run, but yesterday Franklin County Board of Commissioners announced they have the funding set aside for extended weeknight and weekend voting hours.

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.