2022 Election

Campaign Notebook: Dueling bus tours in Central Ohio

BY: - November 4, 2022

Brightly colored tour buses ferried Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Tim Ryan and the entire slate of statewide Republican nominees through Central Ohio campaign swings Thursday. Ryan reiterated his message about the “exhausted majority,” and defeating extremism, while Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted boasted about income tax cuts, Intel and police funding […]

Voter advocacy groups highlight safety of elections ahead of Ohio midterms

BY: - November 4, 2022

Amid concerns about election security and the need for people to verify their ballots, Common Cause Ohio enlisted other organizations, All Voting is Local Ohio and Secure Democracy Foundation, to outline what happens before, on, and after Election Day. 

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Weed on the ballot: Voters could approve legal marijuana in 5 more states

BY: - November 4, 2022

Midterm voters in five states will determine if they should join the growing list of places where recreational marijuana use is allowed, even as any use of the drug is still illegal under federal law. Referendums to legalize recreational use of marijuana are on Nov. 8 ballots in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, South Dakota and North […]

The 6 races that could impact Ohio’s redistricting debate

BY: - November 3, 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. The future Ohio Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of the state’s district maps, […]

One week out, early in-person voting keeps growing while mail voting lags

BY: - November 3, 2022

With just one week until Election Day, early vote figures show a modest increase overall compared to the last midterm cycle. Continuing a trend, big jumps in early in-person voting are compensating for declining absentee ballot requests. At most recent count, 1.24 million voters have requested their ballots early either absentee or through early in-person […]

Concerns grow that voter intimidation could disrupt midterm elections

BY: - November 3, 2022

PHOENIX — The two outdoor ballot drop boxes in Maricopa County are both unassuming — secure metal boxes, about the size of blue mailboxes, located just outside county buildings. But in recent weeks, they’ve at times been monitored by volunteers with far-right organizations, prompted by former President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread fraud and misinformation […]

J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan make final appeal to voters from townhall stage

BY: - November 2, 2022

In a Fox News townhall one week from election day, Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates tackled questions from the audience and moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum about energy, the border, abortion, the Paul Pelosi attack, and more. The event takes the place of the third debate both campaigns have said they wanted but couldn’t ever […]

Sick of campaign ads yet? Here’s why you’re seeing so many, and why experts say they work

BY: - November 2, 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. Campaign ads, although excessive, actually do impact voters, according to researchers. Turning on a TV […]

Even as drought forces water cutbacks, climate gets short shrift in midterm election

BY: - November 2, 2022

LAKE MEAD, Nev. —The streaks of white on the rock ringing the nation’s largest reservoir show how far its water levels have dropped since it was last full. Lake Mead and nearby Lake Powell, which send water to 40 million people in the Southwest, are at their lowest levels since they were filled in the […]

Control of U.S. Senate still a guess ahead of midterm elections

BY: - November 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans have just a handful of frantic days left to convince voters who should control Congress before voting in the Nov. 8 midterm elections ends. The two political parties are spending millions on campaign ads and mailers in the dozens of toss-up races that will determine control of Congress, while President […]

Gen-Z voters worry about possible age restrictions if Ohio Issue 2 is passed

BY: - November 1, 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. Issue 2 on Ohio’s 2022 general election ballot is worrying some Gen-Z voters, due to […]

Ohio Auditor: Republican Keith Faber defends his seat against Nelsonville Democrat Taylor Sappington

BY: - November 1, 2022

In a week, Ohio voters head to the polls. And while the races for U.S. Senate or governor have swallowed up most of the attention, voters will decide on a number of other important statewide offices. Among them is the state auditor, tasked with fiscal oversight for every public institution in Ohio. It’s the state […]