Secretary of State Jon Husted

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
4:59 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

PoliticsOhio: A Short Guide To Voting By Mail In Ohio

Did you recently receive a letter from Secretary of State Jon Husted? Want to know more about it? Emily McCord speaks to voter advocate Ellis Jacobs. He's an attorney with Advocates For Basic Legal Equality, or ABLE. He spells out what it means to request a mail ballot and what to do if you haven't received one yet. Also, he brings us up to speed on what's happening with early voting today.

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Politics
6:23 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Board Approves Longer Description of Amendment

Ohio voters will see an expanded description of a proposed redistricting amendment on fall ballots, but the issue's backers say the language is still cumbersome.
 
The Ohio Ballot Board agreed in a party-line vote Thursday to new ballot language for Issue 2. The vote came a day after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the wording was incomplete and inaccurate.
 
Secretary of State Jon Husted's office proposed adding paragraphs of exact phrasing from the amendment. Democrats and the group behind the proposal said a more concise, clear summary was possible.
 

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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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Statewide News
7:26 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Elections Chief Fires Montgomery County Democratic Election Board Members

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has fired two Democratic members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

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