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Young People And Voting

Aug 19, 2019
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Ohioans ages 18-29 showed up at the polls for the midterm elections last year, increasing their turnout by roughly 16% from the previous midterms in 2014.  

But their Baby Boomer counterparts are still more likely to cast a ballot.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: mobilizing the youth vote.  

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jul 1, 2019
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State lawmakers failed this weekend to strike a deal on a two-year operating budget and instead took steps to keep state government open for the next 17 days.

It's the first time since 2009 that lawmakers have missed the legal deadline to adopt an operating budget. 

Today on our weekly Reporter Roundtable, the state of the state budget, and more. 

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Voters at the Whetstone Recreation Center were waiting in line for nearly an hour Tuesday morning while poll workers wrangled with new voting machines.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio’s top elections official says it’s time for a change to the stickers that are handed out at early vote centers and at the polls on election day. Secretary of State Frank LaRose wants people who in most cases can’t yet vote to play a role in designing them.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

There were some surprises buried in the results of the 2018 election, many of them for Democrats, who lost the five big statewide executive offices. These results weren’t surprising to some consultants who have worked with both major political parties in Ohio, and they could be disappointing to non-partisans.

Tech Tuesday: Voting Machines, Buying Used Smartphones

Nov 6, 2018
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Early voters in Texas have reported that votes they cast for the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race were switched on screen to the Republican candidate.

The machines in question in those cases are known for their glitches, but some computer scientists are warning that our confidence in high tech voting machines could be misplaced.

Today on Tech Tuesday, voting machine vulnerability and more.

Secretary of State Jon Husted drops off absentee ballot at the Franklin County Board of Elections.
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Early voting has been going for a week, and the number of registered voters is the highest it’s been in a decade. Many voters are opting to vote early through absentee ballot. That includes one major statewide official.

Get Out The Vote

Oct 8, 2018
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The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Tuesday, October 9th. With the midterm elections less than a month away, political parties are vying to energize their base and get them to the polls.  Several key races in Ohio, such as governor and the 12th district U.S. representative, are predicted to be close, making voter turnout that much more important.  Coming up, how political parties are getting out the vote and what’s keeping people from the polls. 

John Minchillo / Associated Press

The latest school shooting in Texas has activists are calling on younger people to register to vote and cast ballots in the upcoming midterm elections. But historical stats show those calls may go ignored in Ohio.

Issue 1: Marsy's Law

Oct 25, 2017
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Ohio Issue 1, known as Marsy's Law, would amend the state constitution to secure certain rights for crime victims and their families. With Election Day coming up on Tuesday, November 7th, we discuss the potential impacts of the ballot initiative and what adopting the measure would mean for Ohioans.

Electronic Poll Book

The Franklin County Board of Elections says a test of new electronic poll books was successful and they'll be used during the May 2 primary.

Ohio's elections chief has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battleground state, including 82 who cast ballots in at least one election.

A Democratic lawmaker is pushing to overhaul the voter registration system in Ohio by making it a system where people can choose to opt out of registering to vote rather than opting in. 

Christian Times Newspaper

A Maryland man who wrote a fake news story this fall about a Columbus warehouse holding thousands of fraudulent votes for Hillary Clinton had no evidence - and now, he has no job. 

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.