A Cincinnati nun is being investigated for illegally casting an absentee ballot for another Sister of Charity who died before last November's election.
Sister Rose Marie Hewitt, a 78-year-old Sister of Charity, died Oct. 4 - the same day the Hamilton County Board of Elections mailed her absentee ballot and about 60,000 others to persons around the county who had requested them.
About 100 voters at the Evanston Recreation Center were inconvenienced this morning when a worker failed to unlock the doors. Hamilton County Board of Elections chairman Tim Burke, who went to the scene himself when he heard about the problem, said an employee had forgotten to open the doors. It was 7:15 a.m. when somebody came with a key. The poll workers were locked out too, so it took them a little while to set up even after the doors were opened.
Tuesday is the last day Ohioans can register to vote in the Nov. 6 election; and county boards of elections will be open until 9 p.m. for last-minute registrants.
Printable registration forms are available on all county boards of elections websites in southwest Ohio. They are also available at public libraries. They must be postmarked by today if sent in by mail, or delivered in person to the boards of elections.
Here are the websites and board addresses in southwest Ohio: