Politics

Politics
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Winburn, Thomas go toe-to-toe for open Ohio Senate seat

Charlie Winburn, Cecil Thomas
Credit Sarah Ramsey

9th Ohio Senate District:

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Politics
9:43 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: Voter turnout

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about voter turnout in Ohio and Kentucky; and about Jim Tarbell's write-in campaign for Hamilton County commissioner.

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Is Ohio headed for its lowest turnout in a governor's election in decades?

Early last Tuesday morning – the first day of early in-person voting at Ohio’s boards of elections – we stopped by the Hamilton County Board of Elections downtown fully expecting to see a line of voters eager to cast the first ballots in the 2014 election.

In past years – particularly gubernatorial and presidential elections – there have been long lines outside the board’s offices on Broadway, sometimes stretching around the block. Sometimes, people would camp out overnight on the sidewalk to be first in line.

Not this time.

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Politics
12:25 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Poster with Husted's name on it must go in polling places, Secretary of State office says

Ohio’s director of elections has told Hamilton County Democratic chairman Tim Burke that a voter information poster Burke objects to must be posted in all polling places.

Burke, who is also chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections, wrote an e-mail to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asking if the board was required to put up the two-foot by three-post with Husted’s name in large letters at the bottom.

Husted is a candidate for re-election; and Burke told WVXU he believed it amounts to electioneering inside polling places, which is not allowed.

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2:10 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Democratic chair: Is Husted electioneering with polling place poster?

Voter ID poster sent to election boards by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Credit Howard Wilkinson

Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke believes a voter information poster for polling places sent out by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is a form of electioneering.

The Republican Husted is a candidate for re-election.

The secretary of state's office sent two posters to Ohio's eighty-eight boards of elections, asking them to be placed in polling places.

One is an 11 by 17 inch poster encouraging voting that shows the work of a fifth grade student who won a statewide poster contest sponsored by Husted.

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