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Testimony has wrapped up in a dispute that could affect how thousands of ballots are cast and counted in Ohio.

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Elections officials are starting to send Ohio military and overseas voters their absentee ballots for the swing state's March 15 presidential primary.

Election Wrap-Up

Nov 4, 2015
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The race for Columbus' new mayor is down to two candidates: Andrew Ginther and Zach Scott. Voting for Issue 3 would legalize marijuana and create 10 facilities across Ohio with exclusive commercial growing rights. Voting for Issue 2 would likely kill Issue 3 because it would stop these growing sites. Meanwhile, Issue 1 will change the way Ohio House and Senate districts are drawn.

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says more than 383,000 of the nearly 484,000 absentee ballots requested in this year's general election have been cast as voters head to the polls.

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The state's elections chief says roughly 149,000 Ohioans have cast their ballots ahead of Tuesday's election and more than 328,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

Early Voting Starts For November Election

Oct 6, 2015
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This fall’s election is officially underway with the start of early in-person voting on Tuesday.

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In the aftermath of the contested 2000 election, Franklin County, and other communities around the country, received a voting machine upgrade.  

Lawmakers Consider Online Voter Registration In Ohio

Jun 11, 2015
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Ohioans could register to vote online under a proposal that may soon see action in the state Senate.

Husted Blasts Lawsuit As Politically Motivated

May 12, 2015
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In advance of the 2016 presidential race, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted faces another lawsuit over the state's voting rules.

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Early voting begins next week for the May primary.Columbus voters will decide candidates for mayor, council and board of education.

Franklin County Board of elections spokesman Ben Piscatelli, says a four way race for mayor will drive turn-out on May 5th.

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Some Democratic state lawmakers say they might vote against the proposed transportation budget because of a provision they say would restrict voting rights by making it harder for some college students to vote.

More Than 100 Non-Citizens Registered To Vote In Ohio

Mar 13, 2015
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Secretary of State Jon Husted has said several times that voter fraud is rare but it exists – and that’s why he says he reviews the voting rolls. Hustged says he’s found hundreds who should not be registered to vote, and he wants the federal government to help him find more.

This new review found 145 non-citizens registered to vote, and 27 of them actually cast ballots. This brings the total number of non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio to 436, out of 7.7 million registered voters. Husted says these are felonies, but likely are mistakes – but they need to be caught.

Ohio’s Elections Chief To Discuss 2014 Voting Irregularities

Mar 12, 2015
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Ohio’s elections chief plans to discuss potential illegal voting activity in the perennial swing state along with his efforts to keep updated voter rolls.

10:00 Primary day is upon us, and the airwaves have been relatively free from attack ads. But that doesn't mean all's quiet in the Buckeye State. Today we'll take a look at Ohio's primary system, and examine the threat the Tea Party poses to GOP incumbents. We'll also discuss why electoral excitement is low this year, and what states can do to boost turnout.

10:00 am Six days may not seem like much, but when elections are involved, every day counts. Several bills aimed at changing voting in Ohio, one of which cuts the early voting period from 35 to 29 days, are up for a vote in the Ohio House next week. This hour, we'll discuss the reasoning behind the proposed changes and how these changes may affect voters. Guests

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