Elections

Jo Ingles

Ohioans will go to the polls to vote in the presidential primaries next week. But some students at an Ohio university have already voted in a mock convention – and were introduced to the Republican presidential candidates in an unusual way.

"The State of Ohio"

Throughout the Republican presidential town halls and debates, Gov. John Kasich has painted himself as a moderate in the race. A top Democrat in Ohio is disputing that picture but insists he's not doing so to give Donald Trump the upper hand in the state.

Karen Kasler

Former President Bill Clinton came to Ohio on behalf of his wife. The visit comes a day after her opponent in the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders, scored a surprise upset in the Michigan primary. Supporters who came out to see the former president campaign for Hillary Clinton had somewhat mixed reactions to Sanders' victory.

Andy Chow

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and other groups are suing Ohio’s top elections official, demanding he allow 17-year-olds to vote in the presidential primary. 

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich came back to Columbus to watch the results from neighboring Michigan, a state he had targeted for a good showing a week before the Ohio primary.

Bernie 2016

The auto industry bailout, fracking and job creation are some of the big issues the Democratic presidential candidates are battling over as they compete for votes in the Midwest primaries, including Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to U.S. Senator and candidate Bernie Sanders about how he plans to win over Ohio voters.

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio’s primary is next Tuesday, and both parties are targeting voters here. And some voters who want to pick presidential candidates are saying they’re confused about what they’re seeing on the ballot – and others say they’re not being allowed to vote for their preferred presidential choice at all.

Andy Chow

Hoping for a shift of momentum with the Midwest primaries, Gov. John Kasich is putting some new energy into his campaign with a heavyweight in both the political arena and the world of entertainment. 

Karen Kasler

In the past, 17 year olds who will be 18 by the fall election have been able to vote partisan ballots for candidates in the Ohio primary. A Democratic state representative who’s been critical of the Republican Secretary of State says they’re not able to this year.  But his office says that isn’t true. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Andy Chow

As voters in a dozen states cast their ballot for who they want as their presidential nominee, front runner Donald Trump made a big campaign stop in Ohio. 

Jo Ingles

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump emphasized the need for trade laws to be tougher at his rally in Columbus. That is the kind of message that appeals to one specific group of voters – so called, "Reagan Democrats".

Statehouse News Bureau

It’s been about a year since leaders started publicly vying to become the next President of the United States. Now with early voting underway, the upcoming primary could be a big deal.   

Ohioans have until the end of the day Tuesday to register to vote in the state’s primary. 

Jo Ingles

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld got an endorsement that could be a boost in his campaign. He’s getting a little help from former Gov. Dick Celeste.

CNN

While Donald Trump claimed the top spot in the New Hampshire primary, Gov. John Kasich generated a lot of buzz with his second place finish. 

Andy Chow

Last year voters overwhelmingly approved redistricting reform for state legislative maps. Now a similar plan is in the works for congressional redistricting. But some officials fear that measure might break federal law. 

MyOhioVotes.com

Some Ohioans are already voting in the March primary.

Jo Ingles

An Ohio House committee will be considering a bill tomorrow that would allow online voter registration.

Ohio’s legislative leaders have a task force and are holding public meetings to study the possibility of allowing some sort of medical marijuana here.  But regardless of what they do, a national group plans to put a medical marijuana plan before voters this fall.

Andy Chow

A state representative from Columbus is speaking out about a federal investigation alleging he was involved in a pay-to-play scheme during his time as state treasurer. 

Karen Kasler

The state’s chief election officer says the time is now to get ready for the role Ohio will play as a battleground presidential state.

Ohio Secretary of State

The major party presidential candidate submitted 1,175 signatures and needed 1,000 of those signatures to be valid in order to qualify. 

Andy Chow

Plans to legalize marijuana in Ohio went up in smoke in 2015. But the failed ballot issue from this November is not the end of the story.

Andy Chow

2015 was the year a collection of state lawmakers, local officials and historians took a long look at extending term limits. But opponents said average Ohioans had a different view about the idea.

Andy Chow

While looking back at the state’s accomplishments in 2015, Gov. John Kasich came out with a firm stance to reform redistricting both in Ohio and nationally. 

Ohio Secretary of State

Wednesday marked the deadline for anyone wanting to run for president in Ohio’s March primary. All the major presidential candidates from both parties have filed to run in the Ohio primary. That includes the top ten-polling GOP candidates, and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

CAIR Ohio

An Islamic civil rights group in Ohio is coming out with strong language against Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the presidential campaign trail. The group says Trump is generating fear.

Ben Postlethwait/Flickr

What started as a Twitter battle has built up to be an all-out feud between presidential candidates Gov. John Kasich and Donald Trump. A campaign analyst looks at what this might signal for the future of Kasich’s run.

Jo Ingles

A Democratic State lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Secretary of State from removing many people from voter rolls.

Some Ohio lawmakers want Secretary of State Jon Husted to investigate why nearly 900 absentee ballots in Summit County were received but not counted.

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