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Unofficial Election Results for Jackson County

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Here are the unofficial results in Jackson County for Ohio’s extended primary, according to the county Board of Elections. Only contested races are listed.    For Democratic presidential nominee: Joseph Biden received 753 votes, Bernie Sanders received 140 votes, Michael Bloomberg received 26 votes, Elizabeth Warren received 35 votes, Tulsi Gabbard received 4 votes, Tom… Read More

Unofficial Primary 2020 Results for Pickaway County

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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Here are the unofficial results in Pickaway County for Ohio’s extended primary, according to the county Board of Elections. Only contested races are listed.  For Democratic presidential nominee: Joseph Biden received 1,938 votes, Bernie Sanders received 345 votes, Michael Bloomberg received 97 votes, Elizabeth Warren received 63 votes, Pete Buttigieg received… Read More

Unofficial Primary 2020 Results for Pike County

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Here are the unofficial results in Pike County for Ohio’s extended primary, according to the county Board of Elections. Only contested races are listed.    For Democratic presidential nominee: Joseph Biden received 945 votes, Bernie Sanders received 154 votes, Michael Bloomberg received 59 votes, Tulsi Gabbard received 16 votes, Elizabeth Warren received 33 votes, Amy… Read More

Unofficial Primary 2020 Results for Hocking County 

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Here are the unofficial results in Hocking County for Ohio’s extended primary, according to the county Board of Elections. Only contested races are listed.    For Democratic presidential nominee: Joseph Biden received 1,153 votes, Bernie Sanders received 268 votes, Michael Bloomberg received 78 votes, Pete Buttigieg received 23 votes, Elizabeth Warren received 54 votes, Tulsi… Read More

A box to drop off ballots at the Athens County Board of Elections

Ohio’s Unusual Primary Election is Almost Over

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Today is the last day to cast a ballot in Ohio’s 2020 presidential primary. In person voting on March 17 was postponed and absentee voting was extended. This election, like many things these days, is unprecedented. Ohio voters who didn’t cast ballots before March 17th were instructed to vote by mail. But Mike Brickner with All… Read More

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Beshear Order Allows Voting by Mail in Kentucky Primary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has signed an order allowing Kentucky residents to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election. The governor’s office said Friday that state elections officials also are working on a plan for limited in-person voting and possible drive-thru voting. The primary is set for June 23. The governor’s… 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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How to Vote-By-Mail in Ohio’s Extended Primary

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Ohio lawmakers created the new vote-by-mail timeline after in-person voting on Election Day was canceled over coronavirus concerns but voter rights advocates fear the deadline of April 28 still does not give people enough time to cast a ballot. Lawmakers unanimously passed a large legislative package with bipartisan support which, among many other things, extended absentee… Read More

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Dems File Legal Challenge to Ohio Primary Delay

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The decision to postpone Ohio’s primary has stirred up legal challenges including a state supreme court lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party. But leaders there say this is actually a preemptive strike to protect the extended primary. Gov. Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Frank LaRose postponed the primary to prevent exposure to the coronavirus for voters… Read More

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton speaks at a news conference, as Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Gov. Mike DeWIne and First Lady Fran Dewine and Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield look on. A sign language interpreter is present at these events.

Health Department Orders Elective Procedures Canceled

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio’s Department of Health will issue a public health order telling medical centers to stop all elective surgeries and other procedures, in an effort to free up staff and equipment for dealing with COVID-19 coronavirus. The state on Tuesday reported 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 16 counties. Of those cases,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

Gov. DeWine Closing Polls Through Public Health Order

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s primary election Tuesday will not take place after all. After a Franklin County judge denied an attempt to delay the election and extend absentee voting through June 2, DeWine announced Monday night that the state will order polls closed due to a public health emergency. “During… Read More

Harrison County Township Building sits empty the day before the official Election Day in Londonderry, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Judge Denies Request To Delay Primary Election Until June 2

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Updated, Tuesday, March 16, 7:11 p.m. A Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge has ruled against a temporary restraining order that would have delayed Ohio’s primary election until June 2 due to the coronavirus. Judge Richard Frye denied the lawsuit just after 7 p.m. on Monday, less than 12 hours before the primary election… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

3-week School Closure Begins; Election Day Prep Underway

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio is making final preparations for the Tuesday primary as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Secretary of State Frank LaRose has ordered curbside absentee ballot drop-off stations at county boards staffed with bipartisan teams on Tuesday. Children accompanied by parents and grandparents began picking up to-go meals at designated schools as at… Read More

Budget Creates St. Patrick’s Day Primary Over Democrats’ Objections

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The two year operating budget will move next year’s presidential primary to St. Patrick’s Day. Republicans had to move it to after March 15 so they could award all delegates to a single candidate. Republicans aren’t expected to have a competitive presidential primary, but Democrats are. They had complained St. Patrick’s Day parades and activities… Read More

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

Grimes Predicts About 12.5% Turnout for Kentucky Primary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state’s registered voters will turn out for next week’s primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns. Grimes says it’s… Read More