Election Day

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 11:

Jon Husted
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Ohio’s top elections official is giving the green light for counties to start clearing the voter rolls. This so-called “voter purge” was put on hold after a lengthy court battle in which the US Supreme Court approved of Ohio’s process. 

Secretary of State Jon Husted has ordered county boards of elections to start canceling the registrations of those who haven’t voted for at least four years and who haven’t updated their registrations.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

There’s a law that’s been on the books that designates part of Election Day as a state holiday but one Democratic state lawmaker says it’s not being followed.

ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Northeast Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci says the race for U.S. Senate between him and Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown is about two people from different backgrounds. The battle between the two has been nasty at times, and Renacci is far behind Brown in the polls and in fundraising, but he is still working to convince voters to consider his campaign.

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jim Renacci is canvassing the state, fighting for every vote in the final days before the election.

KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Both Republicans and Democrats are saying Tuesday’s vote gives them reasons to be hopeful about next year’s statewide election, which includes the race for governor. 

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper says his party had big wins in mayor’s offices in 9 out of 10 large cities as well as success in traditionally red areas like Wilmington.

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