Election 2022

Republican J.D. Vance wins Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican J.D. Vance has won the race to succeed Republican Rob Portman representing Ohio in the U.S. Senate. The open seat and the stakes of Senate control fueled a race that gained national attention. Early in the evening in Columbus, Portman took the stage to pump up the crowd about the U.S. Senate race. “There’s […]

Republicans take all three Ohio Supreme Court elections

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republicans appeared to be on their way to sweeping all three open seats on the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday. The eventual Republican majority that's likely to create will have big implications in the state for years to come.

Ohio Republicans sweep reelections of attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican incumbents won the day in races for Ohio’s attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer, according to unofficial general election results. Attorney General Dave Yost fought back attacks for his role in the abortion ban now indefinitely blocked in Ohio, and reports of a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled out of state for […]

Ohio Democrats pick up one U.S. Congressional seat in midterm election

BY: - November 9, 2022

Ohio Democrats increased the number of U.S. House district seats they hold by one in the state’s midterm election Tuesday, though Republicans still hold 10 out of the 15 seats. Ohio lost one U.S. Congressional seat from the latest Census, and after Tuesday’s election, the delegation will go from 12-4 Republican-to-Democrat to 10-5 Republican-to-Democrat. The […]

Ohio voters pass Issue 1 and Issue 2 by large margins

BY: - November 8, 2022

Ohio voters passed statewide Issue 1 on cash bail and Issue 2 on non-citizen voting by sweeping margins Tuesday, with each receiving more than 77% of the vote. Both become effective immediately upon election certification. Issue 1 allowed voters to determine if judges should be required to consider public safety when setting bail amounts. It […]

Gov. Mike DeWine wins second term in contest with Democrat Nan Whaley

BY: - November 8, 2022

Ohio voters reelected Gov. Mike DeWine Tuesday, giving the Greene County Republican four more years at the helm of Ohio’s highest executive office. DeWine focused much of his campaign on successful economic development such as the Intel microchip plant being built in New Albany, but in his second term DeWine will face several issues still […]

Ohio election protection group sees annoyances, but no major issues

BY: - November 8, 2022

Election protection groups say Tuesday’s in-person voting went smoothly, save for a few incidents of “heckling” and one instance where technical difficulties caused long waits at the polls.  Other than a few “weird circumstances,” as Common Cause Ohio executive director Catherine Turcer called them, Ohioans were able to vote confidently if they chose to do […]

Midterm voting mostly problem-free in battleground states, voting advocates report

BY: - November 8, 2022

As of midday Tuesday, voting across the country has largely gone smoothly without any major issues or incidents of voter intimidation, voting rights advocates said. In counties that did experience problems, which were typical of any Election Day, the incidents were largely attributed to faulty technology and human error. In Maricopa County, Arizona, one of […]

Trump supporters express conspiracies, fear, and hope at Montgomery County rally

BY: - November 8, 2022

VANDALIA — “Are we ready to welcome Donald Trump back to Ohio?” asked Republican Ohio U.S. Senate nominee J.D Vance to a crowd of over 1,000 supporters at the Dayton Airport Tarmac on Election Eve. Joe Biden won Montgomery County by 50.3% in 2020, and Dayton itself spearheaded many progressive causes, from marijuana legalization to […]

Live Election Day coverage of Ohio’s 2022 Midterm

BY: - November 8, 2022

Here is the Ohio Capital Journal’s Election Day live coverage round-up for the 2022 midterms. Check back here for updates throughout the day, and unofficial results once the polls close. Today, Ohio voters decided elections for U.S. Senate, Ohio governor, auditor, attorney general, treasurer, and secretary of state, as well as U.S. Congressional representatives, Ohio […]

Some Northeast Ohio polling locations have changed; here’s how to check

BY: - November 8, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Tens of thousands of Northeast Ohio voters will have to cast their ballot in a […]

Voters older than 50 outpace younger voters, become ‘major deciders’ in general elections, study says

BY: - November 8, 2022

Elections have seen more total voting done by voters older than 50 than younger voters, especially in midterm elections like this year’s, despite voter registrations showing a near even split. A study commissioned by the AARP Ohio showed in primary elections and  midterms, 50+ voters “comprised the preponderance of all voters in each election,” including […]