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Ohio Elections Chief Urges Online Registration

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants state lawmakers to approve online voter registration this year.
10:59AM
January
30, 2014

The state’s top elections official says online voter registration can be implemented in Ohio as soon as state lawmakers pass it.

Elections Chief Says 17 Non-Citizens Voted In 2012 Election

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Husted says improved online voter registration could avert future cases, because prospective voters must provide a drivers' license number that could be checked for citizenship status.
11:29AM
December 18, 2013

Ohio’s top election official says 17 noncitizens voted illegally in the battleground state in last year’s presidential election, and another 274 are registered but did not vote.

Live Blog: Columbus School Voters Loudly Say ‘No” To Levy

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The polls are now closed in Ohio.
8:00PM
November
5, 2013

With nearly two-thirds of the vote counted Columbus School District voters are saying an unqualified no to higher property taxes and school leaders’ reform plans.

Absentee Voting Begins In Ohio For Fall Election

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Ohioans can begin to cast their absentee ballots for the November election.
9:56AM
October 1, 2013

Ohio voters can begin casting absentee ballots for November’s election.

Ohio Proposal Would Allow Online Voter Registration

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A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that would allow online voter registration. A similar bill was repealed in 2011 because some state lawmakers raised questions about information protection.
11:34AM
August 9, 2013

Some state lawmakers may be hoping third time is a charm as it relates to online voter registration. For the third time in three years, online voter registration is up for debate.

Special Elections In 23 Ohio Counties; Most School Issues

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Voters in about a third of Ohio's counties are casting a ballot, most of the special elections involve school issues.
10:29AM
August
6, 2013

Voters in about a third of Ohio’s counties have special elections on the ballot. The Ohio Secretary of State office says there are about 28 issues total across 23 counties Tuesday. Of those, 19 are school issues.

Students Say State Budget Provision Would Stifle College Vote

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More than 100 votes in the 2012 Presidential election have been turned over to law enforcement for investigation.
3:53PM
May 2, 2013

Some Ohio State University students say a provision added to the state budget is an attempt to snuff out the college vote.

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.