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Cincinnati court reinstates early voting for 3 days before election

Oct 5, 2012
WVXU

A major court ruling Friday declares that Ohio may not ban early in-person voting on the three days just before election day itself.

Along with voting for president this November, Ohioans will decide on Issue 2, a redistricting amendment that would create a 12-person citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps in the state.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 11, as we explore the details of Issue 2, and how it could affect future elections in Ohio. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are holding watch parties in Cincinnati for the first of three presidential debates tonight.

The Romney supporters will gather at the campaign's Westwood Victory Center at 2300 Montana Ave., suite 420, at 6 p.m.

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will join the Obama watch party at 8 p.m. at the Organizing for America office, 5846 Hamilton Ave., College Hill.

First Lady Michelle Obama gave 6,800 enthusiastic supporters the inspirational speech they sought Tuesday afternoon at the Duke Energy Convention Center; and hammered home the message that brought her here in the first place.

It was the fact that Tuesday was the first day of early voting in Ohio, a key battleground state that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney covet tremendously.

“Here in Ohio it is already election day,’’ the First Lady told a cheering and fired-up crowd at the convention center. “Early voting starts today.”

About 50 to 60 people – most of them clearly supporters of President Obama – were the first to file into the Hamilton County Board of Elections early this morning to cast the first ballots in Ohio’s early voting period.


Many of them had spent the night in tents and sleeping on lawn chairs on a night of off-and-on rain to be among the first in line.


The line of people stretched from the door of the board at 824 Broadway to the Hamilton County Family Courts building at 800 Broadway.

Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about early voting, the First Lady's visit and the latest polls

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan literally rolled right into a Cincinnati steel company. His campaign bus drove into the warehouse.

Images courtesy of billadkinscongress.com

When Congressman Geoff Davis of Kentucky unexpectedly resigned earlier this year, he threw the race for his seat in congress wide open.

Join us Thursday morning September 27 at as we hear from the candidates hoping to represent Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Our guests on Impact Cincinnati this week are Democrat Candidate Bill Adkins and Republican Candidate Thomas Massie.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee will consider several items Monday that city administrations say will prevent the streetcar project from being further delayed.

Some Hamilton County employees could see a big change coming to their health insurance. Commissioner Chris Monzel wants to make the county's Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) mandatory for all eligible, non-union employees.

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