Ohio http://wmub.org en Voter registration deadline for Ohio's May 6 primary is today http://wmub.org/post/voter-registration-deadline-ohios-may-6-primary-today <p>Today is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's May 6 primary election.</p><p>By order of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections will be open until 9.p.m. today to accommodate those registering and for in-person early voting.</p><p>For links to more information and to all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections, you can go to <a href="http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/Voters.aspx?http://www.myohiovote.com/">MyOhioVote.com. </a>You can also update your voter registration information, such as a change of address, at that website.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:02:29 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25165 at http://wmub.org Poll: Ohioans overwhelmingly support use of medical marijuana, half support same sex marriage http://wmub.org/post/poll-ohioans-overwhelmingly-support-use-medical-marijuana-half-support-same-sex-marriage <p>By an eight-to-one margin, Ohio voters support the use of medical marijuana, while support for same sex marriage has reached 50 percent, according to a <a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/ohio/release-detail?ReleaseID=2011">Quinnipiac University poll </a>released this morning.</p><p>The poll by the Connecticut-based polling institute, which regularly polls voters in key states, said that 51 percent of Ohio voters said adults should be allowed to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent were opposed.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:11:59 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23498 at http://wmub.org Kasich's State of the State speech: A campaign preview? http://wmub.org/post/kasichs-state-state-speech-campaign-preview <p>Monday night at the Medina Performing Arts Center, in front of the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will deliver his fourth State of the State address.</p><p>He is sincerely hoping it won’t be his last.</p><p>Unlike his previous State of the State messages, which Kasich has taken out of the Statehouse in Columbus and turned them into a traveling road show, this one will be in his re-election year.</p><p>This will be the year when the Republican governor, will be running for re-election to a second term.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23415 at http://wmub.org Kasich's State of the State speech: A campaign preview? Will Ohio reverse course on same-sex marriage in 2014? http://wmub.org/post/will-ohio-reverse-course-same-sex-marriage-2014 <p>It is widely believed that, in 2004, George W. Bush won a second term in the White House because Ohio had a constitutional amendment on the ballot banning same-sex marriage.</p><p>The electoral college contest between Bush and Democrat John Kerry, came down to Ohio. Ohio’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage brought out evangelical Christian voters in droves – the so-called “values voters.”</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 21195 at http://wmub.org Will Ohio reverse course on same-sex marriage in 2014? Duplicate voter registrations eliminated in Ohio, Husted says http://wmub.org/post/duplicate-voter-registrations-eliminated-ohio-husted-says <p>Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says that with the help of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, his office has virtually eliminated duplicate registrations from the state’s voter registration data base.</p><p>In a release Tuesday, Husted said there were more than 340,000 duplicate registrations when he took office in Jan. 2011. Today, he said, out of about 7.7 million registered voters, there are only four remaining.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:37:19 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 18968 at http://wmub.org Duplicate voter registrations eliminated in Ohio, Husted says