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Primary election 2020

How to Vote Absentee in the Primary Election

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How to Vote Absentee in the Primary Election

Editor’s Note 4/3/2020: An earlier version of this article suggested calling the Franklin County Board of Elections would save you a stamp in the process of getting an absentee ballot. Calling will save you from having to print your application, not save you a stamp. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio General Assembly […]

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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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Map: Ohio Polling Locations Affected by Coronavirus

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Map: Ohio Polling Locations Affected by Coronavirus

By Tyler Buchanan Many Ohioans have been assigned a new polling location for the March 17 primary election, and voters are urged to use the state’s search tool to determine their correct polling place. The change to nearly 150 polling locations is due to recent coronavirus concerns. The locations are within nursing homes, and Secretary of […]

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Fact-checking the Third District Congressional Candidates

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Fact-checking the Third District Congressional Candidates

One could argue the race between Third District congressional candidate Morgan Harper and incumbent Joyce Beatty is one of the most contentious ahead of the March 17 primary election. And in the two times they have debated in person, both have made numerous claims about the other. What follows is a breakdown of the most […]

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Ohio Gears up Voter Protection Efforts for Primaries

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio Gears up Voter Protection Efforts for Primaries

This past Super Tuesday, Americans across the country witnessed news coverage of outrageously long lines and wait times in parts of the country. Reports of up to seven hours in line for some, paired with too few voting machines and very few poll workers were as much a part of the conversation as were the […]

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OH-12’s Jenny Bell is ‘Not Too Good for Anybody’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman OH-12’s Jenny Bell is ‘Not Too Good for Anybody’

In early February, when Ohio Third Congressional District candidate Morgan Harper met incumbent Rep. Joyce Beatty in the first debate of the race, Harper told onlookers that before launching her campaign, she was told she was “Going to pay for it, that I wouldn’t be able to get another job here, that this would be […]

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