Ohioans can cast an early ballot for the Nov. 8 election starting Tuesday.
Voters this fall will decide whether the state should toss out a law governing public employee unions that was passed this spring. The measure limits the collective bargaining abilities of more than 350,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, police and other public workers around the state.
Another question facing voters is whether the state's constitution should be amended to prohibit governments from requiring Ohioans to buy health insurance.
Secretary of State Jon Husted says a new law should make it easier for all of Ohio’s military members serving abroad to cast ballots. Under this new law, Husted says military members will receive a kit that gives them all of the information they need to vote in Ohio. And he’s established a website, OhioMilitaryVote.com, that will provide those who serve the country abroad with the same information in the kit. Husted says this new process will make sure military members can get a ballot on the internet.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Groups in Ohio say the outcome of Wisconsin recall elections involving a collective bargaining overhaul will have little bearing on whether a similar law in Ohio is repealed this fall.
We Are Ohio spokeswoman Melissa Fazekas said Tuesday that the scenarios in the two states aren’t comparable.
In Wisconsin, Republican politicians who signed onto the law are being challenged. In Ohio, voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to keep the law that limits public unions. Ohio's constitution makes no provision for recalling elected officials.
Ohioans will be able to vote this November on whether they want to participate in the national health care overhaul.
Secretary of State Jon Husted said Tuesday that opponents to the overhaul collected nearly 427,000 valid signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot. The measure needed roughly 385,000 signatures.
At question is a proposed amendment to Ohio's Constitution to keep people from being required to buy health insurance or face penalties. The federal mandate would go into effect in 2014, when new competitive insurance exchanges are scheduled to open.