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Ohio Early Voting Will No Longer Take Place On Sundays, Weekday Evenings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Ohio voters will no longer be able to take part in early voting on Sundays or weekday nights, according to hours set by Secretary of State Jon Husted....

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Vets To Target Secretary Of State Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to fight political battles today so they don't become court cases tomorrow, a group of high-ranking Democrats and Obama veterans ...

UGH: Another GOP Voter Suppression Push In Ohio

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

In recent days, an alarming episode has been on unfolding in Hamilton County, where I serve as a Cincinnati City Councilman. Cloaked in the guise of an administrative relocation is a Republican move aimed at voter suppression.

Listening For Ohio Democracy

Troy Jackson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Troy Jackson

In a season of polarizing political rhetoric, with deliberate distortion and exaggeration the order of the day, people of faith are called to seek higher ground. We ought to move into authentic dialogue, and work on our individual and collective ability to listen to one another.

The Voting Rights Act: We Still Need It

Alex Palombo | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Yes, we've come a long way since 1965. But voter rights have taken steps backward in progress over the past few elections, and it cannot be allowed to continue.

Bring Back Same-day Registration to Fix Ohio's Provisional Ballot Problem

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

After my experience with the voter hotline, and seeking the advice and opinions from other volunteers there, I have a few suggestions for moving forward.

In This World...

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Peter Clothier

We call ourselves, constantly, loudly, boastfully, "the greatest country in the world," and gladly preach our virtues to nations we look down upon from the lofty heights of our democracy. But our hypocrisy stands exposed.

Andrea Stone

Dems Confident They Can Stem Obama Jewish Exodus To Win Ohio, Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to win a particular 2 percent of the population entered its last hours Monday, with both presidential candidates' seeking an ed...

It's Time for States to Step Up and Educate Voters About Their Voting Rights

Wendy Weiser | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Wendy Weiser

With only a day left before Election Day, states need to step up and educate voters about their voting laws. Every voter deserves clear information about what they need to do to vote, and this responsibility lies with local election officials. Our democracy depends on it.

Jennifer Bendery

Early Voting Lines In Cleveland Run For Blocks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND -- Early voters here are waiting in line for more than two hours in the cold to beat the rush on Election Day. Surprisingly, the scene fe...

Luke Johnson

Ohio Voters Face Long Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio voters are facing extremely long lines at polling locations on Sunday. Early voting in the state has been reduced from the five weekends before t...

State's Last Minute Move Could Trash Legal Votes

Think Progress | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted could invalidate legal provisional ballots. Ohio is widely viewed as the most cri...

Judge Makes Decision On GOP Official's Controversial Firing Of Dems

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

* Ohio is key battleground state in presidential election * Two officials were charged with breaking election law By Kim...

The Secretary's Setback: The Polls Will Stay Open in Ohio

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

Our votes shouldn't be precious and fragile, susceptible to inconveniences and disenfranchisement. They are our right, and Ohioans know it like no one else.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Show Of Compassion Toward Middle Class Leaves Ohio Voters Unconvinced

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- Kelly McCoy, a 40-year-old single mother of two, lives in a low-income neighborhood here. As she browses the aisles of Deals, a thrift...

Trymaine Lee

Ohio Secretary Of State Deepens Confusion With Early Voting Appeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

Earlier this week when Ohio's Secretary of State John Husted said he'd appeal a court ruling that would reinstate early voting on the last three days ...

GOPer Appeals Key Ohio Decision To Supreme Court

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's election chief on Tuesday appealed a ruling that reinstates the final three early voting days in the battleground state,...

Luke Johnson

Ohio Official Makes About-Face On Controversial Voting Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Friday rescinded a directive that would have prohibited Ohio counties from setting hours for early voting on the...

Luke Johnson

Obama Campaign Strikes Back Against GOP Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Obama For America filed a motion Wednesday asking a federal court to enforce three days of early voting in Ohio before the 2012 election. The motio...

Luke Johnson

Official Refuses To Comply With Court Ruling On Early Voting

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Tuesday that the state would not comply with a court ruling and restore early voting in the final weekend...

Luke Johnson

Court Rules On Contentious Obama Lawsuit In Swing State

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

A federal judge sided with the Obama campaign and ruled Friday to order Ohio to restore three days of early voting before Election Day, a decision tha...

Group Rallies To Restore Weekend Voting Hours In Ohio

Video the Vote | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Video the Vote

Ohio has enjoyed early in-person voting since 2008, which allowed tens of thousands to vote before election day in order to avoid the long lines or po...

Election Day Scuffle Nearly Ends With Voter's Nose Being Bitten Off

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND — An Election Day poll worker tried to bite off a voter's nose during an argument Tuesday over a campaign sign, police and election of...

Republicans Tighten Voting Laws Ahead Of 2012

Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Republicans in states like Florida are making it more challenging to vote or to register others. Democrats say it's an effort to disenfranchise studen...

Obama Campaign Wades Into Ohio Election Law Fight

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is helping activists in the battleground state of Ohio challenge an election law ...