early voting

Final three days of early voting
12:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Final weekend of in-person early voting: Will it matter?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has settled the hash and allowed in-person voting at Ohio boards of Elections on the final three days before the Nov. 6 election to go forward, there is only one question worth asking.


Was it worth the fight the Obama-Biden campaign put up to stop Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, from doing away with those three days?


Depends on who you ask.


If you ask the Obama-Biden campaign and its Democratic allies, the answer is an unqualified “yes.”

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Ohio can vote on final three days
2:25 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Supreme Court says Ohioans can vote on final three days

Ohio voters will be able to cast ballots at their county boards of election on the final three days before the election, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s appeal of a federal court ruling.


Immediately after the decision was rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Husted, the Republican who is Ohio’s chief elections officer, issued a directive to all 88 county boards of elections setting uniform hours for voting in-person at the boards on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election.

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Election boards divided
2:51 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Election boards split over final weekend of in-person voting

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asked county boards of elections to tell him what they want to do about in-person voting the final three days before the election, while Husted waits for a decision on whether the U.S. Supreme Court would hear his appeal of his ban on voting during that period.

In southwest Ohio, the answers Husted is getting are all over the map – with Democratic board members wanting more hours and Republicans generally wanting less.

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Inside Pitch
11:43 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Mail-in absentee ballots up by 30 percent over 2008 here

As of Saturday, Hamilton County's mail-in absentee ballots are running 30 percent above what they were in the last presidential election in 2008, according to figures from the board of elections.

It is an indication of the high interest in this year's presidential contest - and the fact that, this year, six million Ohio voters were mailed absentee ballot applications by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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early voting
5:05 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Cincinnati court reinstates early voting for 3 days before election

File photo of a Norwood polling location
WVXU

A major court ruling Friday declares that Ohio may not ban early in-person voting on the three days just before election day itself.

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