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The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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A group known as Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections has filed a petition with the Ohio Attorney General's Office to propose a voting-related constitutional amendment for this November's ballot.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 4, 2019
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Governor Mike DeWine delayed execution dates again last week for two death-row inmates as the state continues its search for a pharmaceutical company willing to sell drugs for use in executions.

It marks the first time in three years Ohio will not hold any executions in a calendar year.

Today on the Weekly Reporter Roundtable on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the death penalty in Ohio, and more. 

 

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Voters fill out their ballots at the Hamilton County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why it's so hard to get voters out to polls for local elections where their impact can be much greater. Political consulatant Mary Anne Sharkey joins the show.

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A nonpartisan coalition seeking to boost turnout among Ohio's LGBTQ voters in 2020 is launching a campaign that pairs voter registration with drag queens and craft beer.

Young People And Voting

Aug 30, 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.  

 

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Women's Suffrage And Minority Groups

Aug 28, 2019
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This week marks the 99th annual observance of Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Women of color played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement, but they and the memory of their contributions have been swept aside. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: women’s suffrage and the role of women of color.

  

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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