Issue 4 en Cincinnati Pension Problems <p></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 18873 at Cincinnati Pension Problems New absentee ballots going out to thousands <p>Approximately 3,000 Cincinnati voters who have already been mailed absentee ballots will be getting a second one in the mail soon, thanks to an Ohio Supreme Court decision last week.<br /><br />They&#39;ll also be getting a letter from the Hamilton County Board of Elections asking them to re-vote their new absentee ballots and return them to the board.<br /> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:10:26 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 18393 at Democrats use tea party to battle Issue 4 <p>It’s not every day that you come across an issue that unites the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.</p><p>Nor are there many issues on which the two Democratic candidates for Cincinnati mayor, John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls, agree.</p><p>But Issue 4, the tea party-backed charter amendment that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot, is one of them. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 17558 at Democrats use tea party to battle Issue 4 Obama, four-year terms gain in final vote count <p>The only relatively close ballot issue in Hamilton County in the Nov. 6 election - Issue 4, which sets Cincinnati city council terms at four years instead of two - picked up votes in the official vote count released this morning and passed easily.</p><p>President Obama, too, picked up votes and widened his lead over Republican Mitt Romney in Hamilton County.</p><p>When all the provisional ballots and overseas and military ballots were added, Issue 4 passed with 51.4 percent of the vote. The unofficial election night total had the issue passing with 51 percent.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:41:02 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 6457 at Obama, four-year terms gain in final vote count Official count unlikely to change Issue 4 vote <p>Tuesday is the day Ohio's 88 county boards of elections must report their final official results from the Nov. 6 election to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.</p><p>In Hamilton County, that official count will include 13,771 provisional ballots cast on election that were deemed valid by the board of elections last week.</p><p>Those votes could have an impact on one ballot issue that was passed by a fairly narrow margin on election day - Issue 4, which would set four-year terms for Cincinnati City Council members.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:28:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 6420 at Official count unlikely to change Issue 4 vote