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Campaigns to make most of expanded early voting

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  The Dispatch wrote Campaigns dig in to make most of expanded early voting in Ohio  Monday, September 29, 2008 BY MARK NIQUETTE Election Day is 36 days away, but voting in Ohio starts Tuesday. That’s when absentee ballots must be ready for early voting, which is expected to attract a record number of voters […]

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Strickland is testing the reach of executive power

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CoshoctonTribune.com wrote Gov. Strickland is testing the reach of executive power BY STEPHEN MAJORS – ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER – SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland has proved himself adept at wielding executive power to achieve Democratic goals, despite the obstacle of a Republican-controlled Legislature. But his recent decision on when union-scale prevailing wage should be […]

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Obama signs are hot property in Columbus

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The Dispatch wrote Obama signs are hot property Saturday, September 20, 2008 By Kathy Lynn Gray Maybe Vaseline laced with hot-pepper juice? That’s the concoction Becky Armstrong of Upper Arlington is thinking of spreading on her Barack Obama campaign sign now that thieves have stolen five others from her yard. Sometime after dark on Thursday, […]

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New naturalized citizens to cast first vote in Columbus

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  The Dispatch wrote New citizens, new voters  Friday, September 19, 2008 By Sherri Williams 300 people became citizens yesterday at a ceremony at Veterans Memorial. Many of the new Americans, ranging in age from 18 to 79 and hailing from 73 countries, completed voter-registration forms afterward. More than 2,900 people have been naturalized in […]

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Voters Likely To Decide Payday Lending Repeal

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NBC4i.com wrote Voters Likely To Decide Payday Lending Repeal Monday, Sep 15, 2008 By Denise Yost It appears that voters will get a chance to decide on a repeal of laws governing payday lenders in Ohio. Rallys to support payday lenders came hard and fast as caps on interest of payday lenders was placed at […]

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Poll: Obama’s lead picks up in Ohio despite Palin pick

 

Columbus Business First wrote Poll: Obama’s lead picks up in Ohio despite Palin pick Thursday, September 11, 2008 The public buzz following Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination quickly took a backseat to news of Republican hopeful John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but the Democrat senator appears to have regained a slight edge […]

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Absentee Voting Information

 

I got my stuff in the mail today. You can vote absentee in person any time after September 30th over at Vets. (300 West Broad Street) Weekday hours: M-F, 8am – 7 pm, 9/30 – 11-3 Saturday hours: 8am – 5pm Every Saturday starting October 4th through Nov. 1st Sunday hours: 1pm – 5pm Every […]

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