Secretary of State Jon Husted

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Early voting for the May primary has begun. Turnout in off-year primaries is especially low, but there may be those who try to vote and find they’ve been removed from the rolls – which critics call “purging”.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Nov. 1:

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Democrats are saying thousands of voters could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the way Ohio deletes inactive registrations. But the secretary of state, who’s also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, says the law prevents voters from being removed before the fall election.

Husted Says He Expects Moderate Voter Turnout

May 8, 2018
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More than 260,000 Ohioans have already voted before today’s primary election day. What might that mean to the state’s chief elections officer?

Historically, turnout for primaries in Ohio is just under 30 percent. But in spite of several expensive high profile races, especially for governor, Secretary of State Jon Husted says he’s expecting moderate turnout.

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We’re less than a week from Election Day, and Ohio voters are on pace for a bigger turnout than the May primary in 2014. 

More than 128,000 people have cast ballots already, and Secretary of State Jon Husted says there are still more than 90,000 absentee ballots that were requested but have yet to be sent back. This outpaces the 2014 primary, when nearly 183,000 ballots were requested.

There were no major statewide races in that primary.        

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, April 25:

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 10: