Voting http://wyso.org en Ohioans Can Start Early Voting on April Fool’s Day http://wyso.org/post/ohioans-can-start-early-voting-april-fool-s-day <p>Ohioans will vote on primary races for statewide offices, including Governor, as well as a statewide ballot issue that would allow the state to issue bonds for some capital improvements. There are more than 600 local issues on the ballot too.</p><p>On April first, election boards will start to mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them, or Ohioans who want to vote early, in person, can vote at the early voting center designated by their county board of elections.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 47552 at http://wyso.org Miami Valley Residents To Protest Kasich’s New Voting Laws http://wyso.org/post/miami-valley-residents-protest-kasich-s-new-voting-laws <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5b1b3d84-6ad8-6680-246e-c32fc4b93589"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A group of Dayton-area residents are holding an event Wednesday to protest state legislation they say limits voting rights.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:11:16 +0000 Lewis Wallace 46367 at http://wyso.org Miami Valley Residents To Protest Kasich’s New Voting Laws Democrat Vying For Ohio Attorney General Eyes Voting Rights http://wyso.org/post/democrat-vying-ohio-attorney-general-eyes-voting-rights <p>Ohio Attorney General candidate David Pepper says he would make advocating for voter rights a priority if elected Ohio's top law officer this fall.</p><p>The Cincinnati Democrat released his proposals Monday for addressing ballot access and election fairness.</p><p>Pepper criticizes Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for defending laws passed by state lawmakers that courts later deemed unconstitutional.</p><p>DeWine told The Vindicator of Youngstown that he didn't pass or write the laws, but did what he's "supposed to do" by defending them in court.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 44868 at http://wyso.org Ohio Elections Chief Says Non-Citizens Voted In 2012 http://wyso.org/post/ohio-elections-chief-says-non-citizens-voted-2012 <p>Ohio’s chief elections officer is asking prosecutors around the state to investigate 17 people who voted in Ohio during the 2012 election. Secretary of State Jon Husted says those voters were not legal U-S citizens.</p><p>"There were 17 non-citizens who voted in the 2012 general elections and 274 non-citizens that are registered to vote but did not cast a ballot."</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 43613 at http://wyso.org Voter Records Bill Among Issues Before Ohio House http://wyso.org/post/voter-records-bill-among-issues-ohio-house <p>The Ohio House is slated to vote today on a bill to bolster the state's voter registration database.</p><p>The measure requires state agencies to share data with the secretary of state to help maintain Ohio's voter records. It also reduces the minimum number of electronic voting machines a county must have.</p><p>The Ohio Association of Election Officials supports the bill.</p><p>Today is the last day the House expects to be in session this year. Senators already have wrapped up work.</p><p>Two other election-related bills not scheduled for a vote have drawn more heated reaction.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 43249 at http://wyso.org