early voting

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

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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Local News
12:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Early voting in Ohio starts Tuesday

Early voting begins Tuesday in Ohio; and election officials expect the number of voters who vote early by mail and in-person at boards of election to surpass that of the last presidential election four years ago.

As of Friday, the Hamilton County Board of Elections had already nearly 62 thousand and 5 hundred absentee ballot applications.

Four years ago, nearly 62 thousand Hamilton County voters cast ballots by mail or in-person at the board of elections. That was slightly more than one of every four ballots case.

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early voting
2:54 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Ohio's early voting starts Tuesday; could eclipse 2008

There are signs that the early voting which begins in Ohio Tuesday is going to be even bigger this year than it was in the last presidential election four years ago.

Registered voters in Ohio will be able to vote in person at their county boards of elections beginning Tuesday morning, but many more are expected to vote absentee by mail.

As of Thursday, the Hamilton County Board of Elections had already received absentee ballot applications from 61,263 voters.

“They’ve been pouring in,’’ said Amy Searcy, director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

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