early voting 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? Ohio Voter Bill of Rights Needed? http://wvxu.org/post/ohio-voter-bill-rights-needed <p></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:30:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 22605 at http://wvxu.org Ohio Voter Bill of Rights Needed? Today is final day for voter registration in Ohio http://wvxu.org/post/today-final-day-voter-registration-ohio-0 <p>Today is the deadline for Ohioans to register to vote in the Nov. 5&nbsp; general election.</p><p>Voter registration forms can be downloaded at <a href="http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/Voters.aspx?http://www.myohiovote.com/">MyOhioVote.com</a>, a website operated by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, and are available from local boards of elections and other designated agencies, such as public libraries and offices of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:05:40 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 18128 at http://wvxu.org Today is final day for voter registration in Ohio