Elections

Karen Kasler

Politician spent the Independence Day holiday marching in parades around the state – and planning ahead for their upcoming conventions. Two Republicans were at one in central Ohio, with their convention in Cleveland less than two weeks away.

Statehouse News Bureau

If you have an Ohio driver’s license but are not registered to vote, you should be getting something in your mailbox soon from Ohio’s elections chief.

Andy Chow

A group that works to increase the number of registered voters is getting called out for having a sloppy system. This includes addressing letters to people’s pets.

Republican National Convention

As polls show likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trailing presumptive Democratic choice Hillary Clinton, reports are again surfacing that Republicans will be making moves to try to change the rules for next month’s convention in Cleveland. And that’s a tactic that’s been used in past conventions too.

Andy Chow

It's a preview of what the rest of this election season is likely to be. Ohio’s Republican and Democratic leaders held dueling press events to trade jabs on their U.S. Senate candidates' positions on seniors and veterans. 

Twitter

Social conservatives from Ohio and other key states in this upcoming presidential contest have been invited to a closed-door meeting with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump next week. They include the head of the state’s leading anti-abortion group.

Karen Kasler

A federal judge has rejected the state’s request to delay his ruling that brought back the so-called Golden Week in which new voters could register and vote at the same time.

Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Rob Portman is the latest high-profile Republican to get caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s controversy over racist comments. Portman was asked about the line between someone’s policies and their character.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Democrats are joining in on the attack on Donald Trump as the presidential candidate questions if a federal judge’s heritage makes him biased. 

Andy Chow

The Ohio law that prevents someone from registering to vote and casting a ballot at the same time has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. The so called “golden week” has been reinstated for now.

Andy Chow

Soon, Ohioans will be allowed to register to vote online instead of just the old paper application. But some lawmakers are still skeptical about the plans. 

Joshua Lim

The Ohio primary was Gov. John Kasich’s lone presidential primary win, and new numbers show a lot more Democrats voted Republican than vice versa. But the state's chief elections official says that isn’t a prediction of what could happen this fall.

Andy Chow

After Ohioans cast their vote for a presidential nominee the very next thing they’ll see on the ballot is a choice between Republican Senator Rob Portman and his challenger -- former Gov. Ted Strickland. This is a race that some believe just got a lot tighter. 

Andy Chow

A state lawmaker wants to change the way votes are counted in elections, saying her bill could save more than tens of thousands of ballots from being thrown out. 

Andy Chow

Two high-ranking state officials and big supporters of Gov. John Kasich say they’re ready to back Donald Trump -- if he’s the nominee. 

Andy Chow

In the middle of their first week back at work at the Statehouse since their spring break, House Republican leaders paused to parade out their slate of candidates vying for seats in November’s election. 

Jo Ingles

Just one day after the Ohio House announced it would be pursuing a bill to allow limited medical marijuana, yet another group got approval to start circulating its petitions to put its issue on the fall ballot.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich hit at least one big issue that Republican lawmakers were not on board with - congressional redistricting reform. But one of the top advocates for changing it says Kasich has given the issue new momentum. 

Statehouse News Bureau

The state is being sued over the way Secretary of State Jon Husted for the way he’s purging voters from Ohio’s voter rolls.

Karen Kasler

Welcome to Election Day 2015 - 24 hours of non-stop news condensed to just under 12 minutes.

Jo Ingles

One of the groups that wants to put a medical marijuana plan on the Ohio ballot is one step closer to that goal now.

The State of Ohio (Ohio Public Television)

Seventeen-year-olds who will be 18 by Election Day were allowed to vote for presidential candidates in the Ohio primary two weeks ago because of a lawsuit filed by Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said he’d been following the same rules that his Democratic predecessor used. But that previous Secretary of State says differently.

ari-berman.com (author's website)

A national author who has compared voting opportunities and limitations in different states throughout the nation says Ohio has room for improvement.

Andy Chow

The Ohio primary win for John Kasich not only means a possible shift in momentum but more time away from Ohio and on the campaign trail. But the governor’s administration says it's still focused on business at home. 

Karen Kasler

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tried to put up a strong challenge against Ted Strickland in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary, but lost by a large margin. Top party leaders talked about what the future might hold for Sittenfeld.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich has won his first primary, here in his home state. But it’s not plausible that he’ll be able to get enough delegates to win the nomination outright. And his win makes it more difficult for the other two candidates in the race to win the nomination. So what does that mean for the future of the party as the campaigns journey toward the convention this summer in Cleveland?

Andy Chow

While John Kasich may have gotten a boost from the Ohio Primary win, the delegate math still shows he can't get the amount needed to clinch the nomination. This could mean a heated battle during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Andy Chow

John Kasich and his campaign are hoping the big Ohio Primary win will be a game changer for the rest of the race.  Kasich’s home state supporters hope the victory will sends a statement to the rest of the country.

Jo Ingles

Former Gov. Ted Strickland won a big victory last night as nearly two thirds of Democratic voters chose him to be their candidate for U.S. Senate.

Jo Ingles

The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party says he believes the number of Ohioans who will now be affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote a Republican ticket to participate in the GOP’s presidential primary. But David Pepper doesn’t think that crossover vote will hurt Democrats in the long run.

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