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Politics
8:14 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Help Wanted At Area Boards Of Elections

The lack of student interest and older residents unable to work the polls has created a shortage of workers.  Hundreds of positions need to be filled before the May 6th primary.

It takes 584 poll workers to get the job done in Greene County and right now the search is on to fill about 200 of those slots. Warren County needs nearly 150 more workers.

The problem in Montgomery County is even bigger.

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Politics
12:26 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Judge to Hear Arguments in Firing of 2 Ohio Democrats

A federal judge is hearing arguments today in a lawsuit involving two Montgomery County Democratic elections officials who claim they were unjustly fired by Ohio's secretary of state.

Republican Jon Husted fired the two members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections late last month. He said they violated his order that set uniform early voting hours in the state.

Ex-board members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr. are suing Husted, saying he wrongfully terminated them after they voted to allow early voting on weekends.

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Politics
8:06 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Ohio's Elections Chief Appoints 2 to County Board

Ohio's elections chief given the green light for  replacements for two Montgomer county elections officials fired in a dispute over extended voting hours.

Yesterday,  Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has named former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin and attorney John Doll to serve on the Montgomery County Elections Board.

County Democrats nominated McLin and Doll on Monday to complete the terms of former members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Removal of Ohio Election Officials Recommended

A state hearing officer is recommending two Democrats be removed from the Montgomery County Board of Elections after they had moved to create extra voting hours on the weekends.

Secretary of State Jon Husted initially suspended Thomas Ritchie Sr. and Dennis Lieberman from their positions on the Board of Elections, then temporarily lifted his suspension last week so the board could continue its work.

Husted, a Republican, has ordered election boards in Ohio's 88 counties to have the same early in-person voting hours on weekdays and have no hours on weekends.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:02 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Clark County Board of Elections has a new director

SPRINGFIELD - The Clark County Board of Elections has named a new director. 30-year-old Matthew Tlachac will be replacing Mark Oster, who is retiring in August.

In a 3-1 vote, the Clark County Board of elections selected Tlachac from a field of 10 finalists for the director's position. Mark Oster, the current director, announced his retirement three weeks ago. Since he is a Democrat, the board was forced to find another Democrat to replace him.

Oster says that politics did not play a role in his decision to retire. But he felt the timing was right to step down.

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