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Ohio Valley Election Officials Prepare For Unprecedented Pandemic Election

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — Governors, Secretaries of State, and other state and local election officials throughout the Ohio Valley are preparing for an unprecedented election during a global pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced local governments to change practices that have been the same for decades, and to do so in a highly charged political… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

A Pandemic Voter Guide for Ohio’s 2020 Primary

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ATHENS, Ohio (OVR) — Ohio’s primary was moved to April 28 from its original date on March 17. The most important thing to remember about the date of Ohio’s rescheduled primary is April 27 — the day before the actual election date. That’s because most residents will be voting by mail, and those ballots must… Read More

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Survey: Americans Agree Health Care System Needs Fixing

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Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new national survey finds that people across the political spectrum agree on at least one thing: Our health care system needs fixing. The “Hidden Common Ground” survey from Public Agenda, USA Today and Ipsos found that 92 percent of Americans say changes are needed. And a majority of… Read More

Residents of Denison, Iowa, gather for a mock caucus at the town’s library, where they caucus for food — pizza, ceviche and egg rolls — rather than candidates. A multicultural spread reflecting a diverse town.

A National Survey On Immigration Led Me To A Rural Iowa Town Changed By Immigrants

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On a Monday night, a week before the Iowa caucuses, about 20 residents gathered at the Norelius library in Denison, Iowa, for a mock caucus. Latina activist Alma Puga, the organizer, called the caucuses the “Disneyland of politics.” Rather than caucusing for candidates, it’s food: egg rolls, pepperoni pizza, homemade ceviche and carne asada tacos… Read More