Ohio http://wvxu.org en Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-10 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>There will be no hot-button ballot issues to draw Ohio voters to the polls this November. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about it.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:52:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28883 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-8 <p>WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with Jay Hanselman about the odd nature of judicial elections in Ohio.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:54:29 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28325 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Unraveling the mystery of judicial candidates http://wvxu.org/post/unraveling-mystery-judicial-candidates <p>Candidates for judgeships in Ohio are in a unique and somewhat odd position.</p><p>They run in primary elections as Democrats or Republicans. But, when the general election rolls around, their names appear on the ballot without party designation.</p><p>So, unless you are a person who pays close attention to politics or somebody – usually the judicial candidate’s political party – tells you whether or not he or she is a Democrat or a Republican, you may go to the polls totally in the dark about which is which.</p><p>And the judicial races are usually stuck at the bottom of the ballot.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28253 at http://wvxu.org Unraveling the mystery of judicial candidates Follow election results with WVXU tonight http://wvxu.org/post/follow-election-results-wvxu-tonight <p>It is primary election day in Ohio, and although county election officials expect a relatively low turnout, there are dozens of contested candidates races and ballot issues for voters to decide.</p><p>The polls in Ohio are open until 7:30 p.m.</p><p>You can follow the results from Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties through <strong><a href="http://wvxu.org/post/local-election-results-and-resources">links at wvxu.org</a></strong>.</p><p>And I’ll be live-tweeting and updating the website throughout the night. Follow me on Twitter: @howardwilkinson.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:37:33 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26386 at http://wvxu.org Follow election results with WVXU tonight 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?