At 7:30 this evening, Clark County polling places closed and precincts began to count votes. The county experienced good voter turnout today with no problems at the polls.
Absentee voting was down this year compared to the 2008 election. In Clark County over 8,000 people voted by absentee ballot. Board of Elections Director Mark Oster says that absentee voting results don't necessarily indicate who's going to win an election.
To commemorate the anniversary of the 19th amendment to the constitution, WYSO 91.3 FM and the Living History Theatre presents an original radio drama, "Dangerous Women." This original work by Yellow Springs playwright Kay Reimers, concerns the beginning and end of the nearly century long struggle to give women the right to vote.
During an audit of the performance of voting machines across the state, some problems with voting machines in Montgomery County has raised concern. Among the more serious problems, five ballots were found missing from the memory card of one of the Premier Election Solution machines, formerly known as Diebold.
The glitch happened in the Trotwood precinct, where the machine showed 43 people had voted, when in fact, 48 people had voted when compared to paper records of the cast ballots.
Ellis Jacobs represents the Miami valley Voter Protection Coalition.