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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

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

10:00 There are some 45,000 Somalis and Somali-Americans living in Central Ohio, making it one of the largest Somali communities in the U.S. On this hour, we'll take a look at the past, present and future of the small country. Guest

Redrawing Districts in Ohio

Jul 26, 2011

2011 is the year for redistricting. Congressional and legislative districts  will be redrawn as a result of the 2010 National Census.  In Ohio, two congressional districts will be lost because of a drop in population. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we look at what shapes the districts could take  for current congressional seats...What does it mean for the voters in Ohio when  Republicans hold a congressional seat advantage over Democrats - 13 to 5?  Will that advantage increase as districts are redrawn?  We’ll find out... Guests:

Election Reform... What You Need to Know

Jun 21, 2011

Nearly 500 elections officials from around Ohio are gathered this week in Columbus for the 2011 statewide elections officials conference. There’s lots to talk about, including two bills pending in the Ohio general assembly. Join All Sides today for a discussion about election reform. What questions do you have about how voting will change? We will be having a conversation with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted for the entire hour. Guest:

  • Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State

Two points of view about legislation requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls that passed the Ohio House of Representatives last week, with Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Louis Blessing Jr. (29th District, proponent), and Ohio House Minority Leader Rep. Armond Budish (8th District, opponent).

Food for All Seasons / Voter Education

Sep 27, 2010

Delicious and varied recipes you can enjoy year round, with Edible Columbus publisher/editor in chief Tricia Wheeler and Two Caterers executive chef John Skaggs. Voter education on election issues, with Consortium for Good Government co-founder Janyce Katz.