News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio




Debate may delay decision to vote early in Ohio
Some may hold on until after Wednesday night
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
This story is part of a special series.


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

Today begins early voting in Ohio, with county boards of elections sending out hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots and holding polling hours on most weekdays so people can vote in person. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on what’s expected in the early days of early voting.

SCHULTZE

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:11)


This is the first year that every registered voter in the state is getting absentee ballot applications in the mail.  That, which means this first week of voting at many county boards of electionswill be dominated with getting paper ballots in the mail.

But beginning at 8 a.m., the elections boards also must be ready for walk-in.

Phil Giavasis of the Stark County Board of Elections says lots of voters have made up their minds, but he still expects a slight lag in early voting caused by another major event this week.

“Personally, I believe if you haven’t made up your mind by now given all the mail and commercials and coverage – but some people seem to be undecided and they’re going to wait for the debates. The first debate is Wednesday, (so) I don’t look for the lines to form before that.”

 Though early voting is beginning this week, Ohioans still can’t know how long it will extend. That’s because a federal judge has struck down a GOP-passed state law that bars early voting the weekend and Monday before the election except for military and overseas voters. Attorney General Mike DeWine is appealing that and another judge’s ruling that when pollworkers mistakenly direct voters to the wrong precinct, those votes should still count.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Ohio lawmakers want to eliminate background checks, training to carry guns
On the face of this report I don't find the name of the bill or who sponsered it. I will have to google a general bill with this as its content to address it. N...

Ohio lawmaker calls for an investigation into a Dayton women's prison
I was an inmate at DCI and I am so happy that it's being investigated. The staff behavior there is awful unless he/she is your lover. There are more drugs insid...

Ohio's disabled face long waiting list for services
Can we use the Tribble on Disability Care? if so can you send the link to http://voice4thevoiceless.us thank you, Mark J Cleland Sr voice4thevoiceless.us

Treasures rescued from Cleveland's closed Catholic churches
This was found to be a real gift today Good Friday Bless you for your work

Akron mayor says he had reason to fear an "enraged" councilmember
At least we know that York is out sick. Where in the World is Carmen Plusquellic today?

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University