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Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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The deadline to register to vote in the March 15th Presidential Primary Election in Ohio is fast approaching.  That deadline is Tuesday, February 16th, just 30 days before the election.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding Ohioans that every vote counts.

"For mayoral races, city council races, school board levies, we've literally had 98 races where one vote made the difference. It could be you this time around. It could be your vote. Make sure you get out there and cast it," he said.

ResponsibleOhio this week kicked off an RV tour of the state to promote its marijuana legalization initiative.
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Attorneys for ResponsibleOhio, the group backing the constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, say they’re taking the state to court.

On Tuesday the Ballot Board set the wording for Issue 3, the proposed amendment that establishes ten growing sites and would set regulations for pot sale and use in Ohio.  And Don McTigue, attorney for ResponsibleOhio, doesn’t like the ballot language.

State officials are looking optimistically at the number of new entities that filed to do business in Ohio in 2012.  It's the third year in a row the number of new business filings increased over the previous year. 

More than 88 thousand 'new business filings' came in last year, compared to 2011, in which just over 82,601 new entities filed with the Secretary of State, Jon Husted.

Early In-Person Voting Begins Tomorrow (October 2nd)

Oct 1, 2012

Early in-person voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) in Ohio, at the same time county board of elections are preparing to mail out hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the big demands of an upcoming big election.

A group is suing Ohio’s Secretary of State, asking the court to order Jon Husted to purge voter rolls in the buckeye state. The group says there are dead people and people who’ve moved on the current voter rolls. Husted does not want to purge the voter rolls the way this group wants him to but is instead sending postcards to everyone whose address is flagged by the postal service, asking them to either cancel their registration if they’ve moved out of state or update their registration if they’ve moved within the state.