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There are two million people living in the 32 counties that make up Appalachian Ohio. And the voters there could play a key role in determining the nation’s next president. In the final installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, people in the heart of Appalachian Ohio talk about the issues and concerns that drive them this election year.

Democrats Say Trump, GOP Are Intimidating Voters In Ohio

Nov 1, 2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats are accusing Republicans and Donald Trump's presidential campaign of conspiring to intimidate voters in at least four key states.

Women make up more than half of the voters in Ohio. Women’s issues and the way women are treated have dominated the talk through much of this year’s presidential campaign. In the latest installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, women talk about the issues that are driving their decisions this year.


As early voting continues throughout the state, Ohio Muslims plan to hold their own early voting effort. 

One in three eligible American voters are people of color. Not only does this presidential election have the most ethnically and racially diverse voter base in American history, but the campaigns have been using strong, racially charged language. In the latest installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, some share their perspectives on how the rhetoric has impacted them as people of color. 

Voting in the 2016 Election

Oct 27, 2016
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In Ohio, the voting process has already begun. Over half a million Ohio voters have already cast their ballots in this year’s election. Join us today as we discuss voter practices, voter rights and rigged elections.

The 2016 election is held on Tuesday November 8th.  Click here to find your polling place and click here to request an absentee ballot.

A federal court has ruled thousands of Ohioans who had been removed from the voter rolls must be allowed to vote in this election.

The Court told Secretary of State Jon Husted to allow voters who have been removed from the voter rolls since 2011 to vote in this election. 

Early Voting Kicks Off In Ohio

Oct 12, 2016
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As early voting began on Wednesday, the Ohio Democratic Party rolled up to The Ohio State University student union. In a big blue bus, complete with decals of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, party chair David Peppers was ready to ferry a handful of college students to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Hillary Clinton at campaign rally on Ohio State University campus
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America's youngest voters don't seem that interested in Bill Clinton's past with women. And that could be a source of frustration for Donald Trump.

Ohio's absentee ballot request form
Ohio Secretary of State's Office

Nearly 806,000 Ohioans have asked for an absentee ballot ahead of the November presidential election.

Ohio's absentee ballot request form
Ohio Secretary of State's Office

State officials say more than 524,000 absentee ballots have been requested in Ohio this year - an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period during the 2012 presidential election.

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson  speaks at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson will appear on the ballot but without his party's affiliation in swing-state Ohio. That's after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an emergency request from Ohio Libertarians seeking to have their top-of-the-ticket contender listed with the party's label.


Four Upper Arlington city council members will keep their jobs after surviving a recall election.


Donald Trump was back in Ohio Monday night for a rally in Akron. His supporters have been trying to get out the vote around the state, including with the Amish. Ohio has about 70,000 Amish residents, and it's estimated that about a quarter of them are registered to vote.

Voting booths
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Voters in six western Ohio counties vote Tuesday on who will take the congressional seat left vacant by former House Speaker John Boehner.