Archive

You are viewing the "elections" Archives

Athens County Polling Sites Prepare for Coronavirus Concerns

By:
Posted on:

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Voters in Athens County are being assured their polling locations will be safe when they go vote Tuesday. Director Debbie Quivey of the Athens County Board of Elections said they’ve been monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak. All locations in Athens County will follow strict sanitizing measures. “We have… Read More

A sign for voting booths

Photo ID Bill Advances in Kentucky but Draws Threat of Legal Challenge

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – As Kentucky legislators advance a bill to require voters to show a government-issued ID to cast a ballot, a civil-liberties group says it might mount a challenge if the bill becomes law. The Republican-backed measure cleared a House committee on a party-line vote Thursday. Opponents raised concerns the photo ID requirement… Read More

Michelle Wilcox, Ohio Assn. Of Election Officials

Focusing on Cybersecurity in Campaigns and Elections

By:
Posted on:

Voting rights advocates, computer security experts and some county elections officials gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for in a cybersecurity initiative. And some say they feel like they have the information they need to protect Ohio’s upcoming primary. Franklin County Board of Elections Deputy Director David Payne says he’s not worried so much about the election… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Seeks To Expand, Solidify Voter Rights

By:
Posted on:

A group known as Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections has filed a petition with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to propose a voting-related constitutional amendment for this November’s ballot. The ACLU of Ohio is among the groups leading the charge for the constitutional amendment. “The ACLU, in 2020, will do what we have done for more than… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

LaRose Refers 10 Cases of Alleged Double Dipping in 2018 Election

By:
Posted on:

The state attorney general and several county prosecutors will be reviewing cases of potential voter fraud where people are accused of casting a vote in a different state then casting another in Ohio during the 2018 election. Secretary of State Frank LaRose says his office has found 18 incidents where a person voted in Ohio… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Ohio’s Secretary of State Says 354 Non-Citizens Voted or Registered to Vote in 2018

By:
Posted on:

Ohio’s Secretary of State says 354 people who are not U.S. citizens have voted or registered to vote in 2018. Secretary of State Frank LaRose says 277 non-citizens registered to vote and another 77 actually voted in the midterm election in 2018. He says the problems were discovered in the most recent annual check between… Read More

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, along with lieutenant governor candidate Jacqueline Coleman, acknowledge supporters at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch event, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.

Beshear Claims Victory in Kentucky; Bevin Refuses to Concede

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bitter race for governor went into overtime as Democrat Andy Beshear declared victory while Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a close ally of President Donald Trump, refused to concede with results showing he trailed by a few thousand votes. Kentucky has some sorting out to do before inaugurating its next governor…. Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Democrats Propose Making Election Day A Paid Holiday In Ohio

By:
Posted on:

On this election day, two Democratic state lawmakers announced they’re introducing a bill to make future general election days paid state holidays for all Ohio workers. Reps. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) are the sponsors of the bill. They said current state law allows “reasonable time” for workers to vote, but hourly… Read More