Alex Triantafilou http://wvxu.org en Why are absentee ballots fading away? http://wvxu.org/post/why-are-absentee-ballots-fading-away <p>As of Thursday, early absentee ballots cast in Hamilton County in the May 6 primary were down 80 percent from what they were four years ago.</p><p>Democrats say this is explained by the fact that, unlike the May 2010 primary, every voter in the county was not mailed an absentee ballot application by the Hamilton County Board of Elections.</p><p>Republicans say it is simply a matter of no big candidate race or ballot issue driving early voters to get their ballots and mail them in – that this is, in fact, a ho-hum election.</p><p>The numbers are really striking.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25949 at http://wvxu.org Why are absentee ballots fading away? 2016 GOP convention in Cincinnati is now a waiting game http://wvxu.org/post/2016-gop-convention-cincinnati-now-waiting-game <p>There’s an old saying in the game of golf – “never up, never in.”</p><p>It means that if your ball is on the green, a long way from the cup, you have to swing your putter with an extra “oomph” to get the ball somewhere close to the hole. That way, if you don’t sink it, you have an easy tap-in putt.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:37:15 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24522 at http://wvxu.org 2016 GOP convention in Cincinnati is now a waiting game Cincinnati outlines bid for 2016 Republican convention http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-outlines-bid-2016-republican-convention <p>Update:&nbsp;The&nbsp;meeting to pitch Cincinnati for the 2016&nbsp;GOP National Convention has been postponed, see tweet:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The trip to Washington, DC today to discuss <a href="https://twitter.com/GOP">@GOP</a> Convention 2016 has been postponed to 3/21 b/c of the weather <a href="https://twitter.com/ChairmanAlex">@ChairmanAlex</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/greghartmann">@greghartmann</a></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 23698 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati outlines bid for 2016 Republican convention Moving the board of elections is no slam dunk http://wvxu.org/post/moving-board-elections-no-slam-dunk <p>For years now, those people who cast early ballots in person at the Hamilton County Board of Elections have done so by going to the board’s offices at 824 Broadway downtown.</p><p>If a majority of the county commissioners and the two Republicans on the board of elections get their way, they will have to head to Mt. Airy to do that.</p><p>And a growing chorus of voices – mostly, but not entirely, Democrats, and most of the African-American leadership of Cincinnati – are saying that would be a raw deal for the thousands of voters who depend on public transportation to get around.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 22228 at http://wvxu.org Moving the board of elections is no slam dunk Elections board split over move to Mount Airy http://wvxu.org/post/elections-board-split-over-move-mount-airy <p>Democrats and Republicans on the Hamilton County Board of Elections are split over whether to move their headquarters from downtown to the former Mercy Mount Airy Hospital because of the issue of early in-person voting.<br /><br />The Democrats on the board - Tim Burke and Caleb Faux - say moving to the Kipling road building would make it extremely hard for voters without cars to get to the board, which has one bus line. Many voters would have to take multiple buses to get to Mount Airy, they say.<br /> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:28:37 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 22091 at http://wvxu.org