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Ohio Voting Rights Groups take Issue with Primary Postponement

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Voting Rights Groups take Issue with Primary Postponement

By Tyler Buchanan Days after the Ohio Primary Election was postponed, it is still unclear how (or when) voting will proceed. Despite that, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is not waiting on the courts or the legislature to decide. LaRose has announced a new June 2 voting date on his official government website.  Not only that, […]

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Update: Polls Are Closed Today After Order From Director of Health

Walker Evans Walker Evans Update: Polls Are Closed Today After Order From Director of Health

Update (3/17 9:45am) — This post has been updated multiple times to include the most current information as this story continues to develop. Polling locations are closed today for in-person primary voting after the state issued a public health order late last night signed by Dr. Amy Acton, the state’s Director of Health. “To avoid an […]

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Opinion: Ohio Needs Election Modernization

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Opinion: Ohio Needs Election Modernization

By J. Bennett Guess Ohioans need to have an urgent, nonpartisan, consensus-driven conversation about a subject we rarely talk about: our state’s woefully lackluster voter participation.  Despite Ohio’s longstanding reputation for being the nation’s election barometer, when it comes to our record of showing up at the polls, “so goes Ohio” is not what we would […]

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2019 Election Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2019 Election Results

Your votes have been cast and results have been tallied and here are the results of the November 5th, 2019 general election in Columbus. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther, who ran unopposed, easily won re-election with 94% of the vote, leaving the other seven percent to cast their ballots for write-in candidates. Four Columbus City […]

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Opinion: Make Your Vote Count

Mike Alcock Mike Alcock Opinion: Make Your Vote Count

Columbus City Schools (CCS) is the largest district in the state of Ohio. Yet, in the last two CCS school board election cycles, the participation rate for all eligible voters has averaged only 16% in the general election.  Our students deserve the most talented, professional, and principled public servants that the community can elect.  In […]

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Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Rep. Joyce Beatty, who’s represented Ohio’s third congressional district since 2013, faces a challenger in the upcoming 2020 election. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old former adviser of Richard Cordray, says she’ll run a grassroots campaign against the incumbent, prioritizing racial justice, affordable housing, and climate change. Harper, a Columbus native, was raised by an immigrant and […]

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The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving four years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. […]

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