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.

Wayside Furniture

Metro RTA

Hospice of the Western Reserve


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
Politics




Ohio voters feel inundated, flattered, overwhelmed and responsible
Election Day voters reflect on the deluge of attention on the Buckeye State
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
This story is part of a special series.


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Local, state and federal candidates left their mark at the Church of the Nazarene in Canton.
Courtesy of Rick Senften
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Some $200 million will have been spent in Ohio to try to sway voters in the presidential, Senate and congressional races.  Today, those voters took over.  And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, many said they didn’t feel particularly illuminated by the deluge of information.

SCHULTZE: Ohio voters on the upsides and down

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:03)


Some 1.8 million people cast ballot during the five weeks of Ohio’s early voting. That’s more than in the entire 2008 election, and tens of thousands of mail-in ballots have yet to arrive.

Meanwhile, early reports today showed steady, though not overwhelming, streams of voters at local polling places throughout Northeast Ohio.

At the Church of the Nazarene in Canton, early voters this morning talked about a duty to vote in any election, and a compelling interest in this one.

But they also said being at the center of the political universe for months has been almost too much.

“It was a little overwhelming, frankly. And it’s great that we get a lot of attention and we’re able to have so much information at our fingertips, but at the same time, it felt overwhelming to me.

“I’m not so sure I like it that much, it makes me a little nervous. I have relaatives from other states calling me and making sure that we do what they feel is the right thing. But, I guess it’s nice to be important

“It’s the over-flooding of information, and bombardment of emails and phone calls and flyers. And I think, ‘What is the expense of all that? And how could that money have been better spent, with still getting a point across?’ And I wouldn’t know … the answer to that. But it just seemed like a lot of paper out there.”

That’s Mariah Ophardt, Dave Pavlick and Toni Cotopolois, voting this morning in Canton.

They all expressed a bit of relief that the election is nearly over. Then again, added Pavlick, it may not be.

“I think it will be an interesting day or an interesting evening. Or it could be an interesting 10 days or two months. Who knows?”

Ohio law requires a 10-day wait before counting of provisional ballots – those for people who have changed addresses, go to the wrong precinct within their polling place or have some other changes. Four years ago, the state had about 200,000 such ballots.

 

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

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 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