Boards of Elections

Early voting underway in Ohio for May 2021 primary election

BY: - April 9, 2021

It is election season once again in Ohio, though you may or may not have something to vote for this spring. Early voting has begun for the May 2021 primary election, which features tax levies and other local government races throughout the state. The easiest way to check if you have a local issue to […]

There were many efforts to change Ohio election laws in 2020, but few succeeded

BY: - December 22, 2020

More Ohioans voted in the 2020 General Election than in any other election in state history. Elections officials, voter rights advocates and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are still looking into ways to improve voting access for the years to come.  There were numerous legislative efforts to change Ohio’s elections system in big […]

Mailbag: We might not know who won Ohio on Election Day. Here’s why.

BY: - October 15, 2020

There is Supreme Court confirmation drama underway in Washington, D.C., but the necessity of reading the Ohio Capital Journal is a well-established super-precedent. It’s time for the Mailbag:  Got a question about Ohio politics or the elections? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Do mail-in votes and in-person early votes both start […]

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What’s going on with all the Ohio elections lawsuits? An explainer

BY: - September 18, 2020

Courtroom battles. Victories and appeals. Allegations of a judicial conspiracy. Political parties are involved in a flurry of Ohio lawsuits surrounding the 2020 General Election before the first votes here have been cast. The Ohio Democratic Party and other voter advocacy groups have filed lawsuits against Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking to change certain […]

Fact-checking Trump’s claims on voting by mail and drop boxes

BY: - September 1, 2020

Sitting in his office above downtown Columbus, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose took to social media to set the record straight. He played a video clip that falsely implied Ohio mail-in ballots would be at risk of getting tossed aside by partisan postal workers. “Absolutely not true,” LaRose said, delving into a string of […]

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Yes, there’s an August election for some Ohioans. Here are the details.

BY: - June 30, 2020

With the primary election over with, voters are looking ahead to the high-profile presidential election this November. But not so fast. There will actually be an Aug. 4 special election held in a select number of communities around Ohio. These involve school districts, fire departments and in one case funding the expenses for a local […]

The future of the purge, the voucher lawsuit, and free speech in Ohio

BY: - February 4, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: The future of the purge. Columbus Dispatch’s Rick Rouan and Doug Caruso are reporting, “County election officials wait […]