Ohio voters

Red-state elections officials balk at voter registration outreach

BY: - April 3, 2023

A day after taking office in January, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen withdrew his state from the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate data-sharing compact aimed at helping states keep clean voter rolls. Asked about the move a few days later by a conservative radio host, Allen, a Republican, at first talked about privacy […]

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 […]

Ohioans retreat into safe groups, crave post-election unity

BY: - October 22, 2020

Ohioans are exhausted during the final run up to the 2020 presidential election. They’re worried about COVID-19, about where the United States is heading, about the vote, both the mechanics of how it will work — or won’t — and about who will ultimately win. Most are avoiding any face-to-face political conflict outside their pandemic […]

In richly diverse conversation, Ohioans share desire for unity

BY: - October 22, 2020

Karen Smith choked on tears when she tried to explain the year leading up to the 2020 presidential election. “My life became a train wreck, honestly,” Smith said. She lost a wedding, her job and in-person medical appointments she depends on because of the pandemic. She can’t talk to her “ultra conservative” family about anything […]