Jon Husted http://wvxu.org en Absentee voting for Ohio's May primary begins today http://wvxu.org/post/absentee-voting-ohios-may-primary-begins-today <p>Voting by absentee ballot and early in-person voting for the May 6 primary began Tuesday at Ohio's 88 county boards of elections.</p><p>Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office said Tuesday county boards of elections had already received nearly 24,000 requests for absentee ballots. They began mailing out the ballots today.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:18:22 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24964 at http://wvxu.org So, is voting in Ohio easy or not? http://wvxu.org/post/so-voting-ohio-easy-or-not <p>Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, the state’s chief election officer, put out a rather cheery press release this week to let Ohio voters know how well off they are when it comes to early voting.</p><p>“Voting in Ohio is easy,” the headline read, accompanied by a multi-colored graphic showing Ohio and its multiple ways of voting, alongside mean old states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, which Husted said don’t afford voters so many opportunities.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24225 at http://wvxu.org So, is voting in Ohio easy or not? Will GOP voting changes fire up Democratic base in Ohio? http://wvxu.org/post/will-gop-voting-changes-fire-democratic-base-ohio <p>In politics, if you have the numbers, you get to make the rules.</p><p>In Ohio, the Republicans have the numbers – they control both the Ohio House and Senate, they have one of their own in the governor’s office, John Kasich, and a Republican as the state’s chief elections officer, Secretary of State John Husted.</p><p>What Kasich, Husted and the legislature have done in recent weeks is to wield that power to make some rather big changes in the early voting system Ohio has used since 2006.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23696 at http://wvxu.org Will GOP voting changes fire up Democratic base in Ohio? Board of Elections will move to Mt. Airy after 2016 election http://wvxu.org/post/board-elections-will-move-mt-airy-after-2016-election <p>The Hamilton County Board of Elections will move to a new site in Mt. Airy after the 2016 election, thanks to a tie-breaking vote cast Friday by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.</p><p>On January 27, the Hamilton County Board of Elections split along party lines on whether to move to the former Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital site, recently acquired for free from Catholic Health Partners.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:01:47 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23418 at http://wvxu.org Democrats here ask state officials to investigate Deters for improper voting http://wvxu.org/post/democrats-here-ask-state-officials-investigate-deters-improper-voting <p>The Democrats on the Hamilton County Board of Elections have asked the Ohio Secretary of State and Ohio Attorney general to investigate whether county prosecutor Joe Deters voted improperly in the November 2012 election.</p><p>Democrats Tim Burke, the board of elections chairman, and board member Caleb Faux asked for the investigation after the two Republicans on the board of elections, Alex Triantafilou and Chip Gerhardt, refused to allow the matter to be discussed at a board of elections meeting.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:06:14 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 20284 at http://wvxu.org