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Incumbent Ohio House Democrat Connie Pillich faced a bit of an uphill battle after her seat was redistricted but she was re-elected last night over Republican Mike Wilson.

Pillich says veteran's issues and education are key issues for her. She says education was by far the biggest concern she heard from constituents too.

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For the first time in 25 years Hamilton County will have new sheriff and he's not a Republican. 

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Cincinnati voters Tuesday narrowly approved a charter amendment that will change city council members

terms in office from the current two-years to four.

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First district Congressman Steve Chabot has been re-elected for a ninth term. He says he's willing to work with President Obama, if Mr. Obama is willing to work with Congress.

"We need to do what's right for the country and it's a whole lot better if you have a President working together. The President wasn't particularly interested in working with a Republican Congress recently in the last couple of years and hopefully that will change."

COLUMBUS, OHIO – After declaring victory tonight, Senator Brown lost his voice, and his wife, Connie Schultz, delivered most of this speech. The remarks as prepared are below:

Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won.

Again.

Only a year ago we gathered to celebrate the defeat of Issue 2, an undisguised assault on the middle class.

Just like this fall, we fought back against secretive out-of-state forces that wanted to impose THEIR will upon OUR great state.

Some updated results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections:
Precincts Reporting 515 of 545

County Sheriff:
Jim Neil   189,356 52.64%
Sean D. Donovan   170,355 47.36%

County Prosecutor:
Joseph T. Deters   216,390 59.04%
Janaya Trotter   150,133 40.96%

Clerk of Courts:
Tracy Winkler   192,026 53.76%
Pam Thomas   165,167 46.24%

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A collection of images around the Greater Cincinnati area.

Images of Election 2012

Nov 6, 2012
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A collection of images around the Greater Cincinnati area.

Live Blog: Battleground

Nov 6, 2012

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A quick head's up on what this is. The Battleground is an aggregation of NPR member stations' content produced during election night. It's curated by the staff at NPR Digital Services, including Eric Athas, Teresa Gorman, Will Snyder, Kim Perry and Erin Teare Martin. The list of participating stations and states is posted at the bottom.

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About 100 voters at the Evanston Recreation Center were inconvenienced this morning when a worker failed to unlock the doors. Hamilton County Board of Elections chairman Tim Burke, who went to the scene himself when he heard about the problem, said an employee had forgotten to open the doors.  It was 7:15 a.m. when somebody came with a key. The poll workers were locked out too, so it took them a little while to set up even after the doors were opened.

Below is a collection of links to help you find your correct local voting location.  Most sites include hours of operation and additional links for directions.

Ohio Voter Information Center:

Kentucky Voter Information Center:

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the final days of campaigning in Ohio for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Many area election officials are predicting a bigger voter turnout for this presidential election than four years ago. Hamilton County Board of Elections Director Amy Searcy says she expects between 70 and 73 percent of registered voters will cast ballots.

Deputy Director of the Butler County Board of Elections, Jocyelyn Bucaro says it will likely be about the same as 2008 at close to 70 percent.

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The results are in, in one of the largest high school mock elections in the country. More than 50,000 ballots were cast in the "Votes" project, including students from Cincinnati's Seven Hills School.

The teenagers in Jen Faber's American History class planned this election from scratch.

"The students designed this election in that they chose to do registration. They created an electoral college system."

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