Ohio federal court plans to intervene without legislative redistricting plan by May
A federal court says without action in the latest legislative redistricting process, they will institute a previously rejected map into the 2022 election. The three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division has previously held back from making decisions in the uncertain redistricting effort concerning state Senate and […]
What changes Ohio elections officials do — and don’t — want to see
The organization representing elections officials throughout Ohio sees a bill proposing numerous elections changes as a mixed bag. There are some provisions in House Bill 294 the Ohio Association of Elections Officials would like to see adjusted, executive director Aaron Ockerman said Monday, while there are others it supports. One item in particular, to eliminate […]
Despite barriers, make sure your voice is heard by voting
Ohio’s voting procedures have been visible in the news. There are reports that nearly 50,000 of mail-in absentee ballots have been sent out incorrectly, with the wrong name or address. Another report tells of how a company in charge of printing ballots sent wrong ballots to one state, or just flat-out haven’t mailed ballots out […]
19th Century voting was marked by bribery, violence and chaos. That’s why we have laws now.
Author Edgar Allan Poe, the 19th-century master of American macabre, may have died of dirty politics. According to legend, a gang of party “poll hustlers” kidnapped and drugged him. They forced him to vote, then abandoned him near death. Details are murky, but we do know Poe died in Baltimore days after an election. The […]