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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is not personally liable for enforcing a law found to be unconstitutional.

The state's elections chief wants to know how a new electronic check-in system for voters was implemented in a southwestern Ohio county after some people experienced problems on Election Day. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled an anti-fracking measure in Youngstown must be put back on November ballots.

Working under a tight deadline, the Ohio Ballot Board on Friday approved new language for a marijuana legalization amendment that will appear on ballots as Issue 3.

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit filed by residents of Athens, Fulton and Medina counties challenging Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's decision to invalidate anti-fracking ballot issues in those counties.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled portions of the ballot wording describing a proposal to legalize marijuana in the state is misleading and has ordered a state board to rewrite it.   

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has expressed interest in becoming governor.

Environmentalists in Fulton, Medina and Athens counties are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted after he invalidated ballot proposals that would ban fracking.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has invalidated ballot proposals in Athens, Fulton and Medina counties that would have banned fracking.

The state’s top elections official says the group backing a marijuana legalization plan may be breaking the rules when it comes to gathering signatures for its ballot issue.

Ohio's elections chief says a marijuana legalization campaign has failed to meet its initial signature target.

State of Ohio

Voter registrations collected by a marijuana legalization campaign are to be closely scrutinized for potential fraud under orders of Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

For the third time, conservative Republicans in the Ohio House are proposing legislation requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.

SUPCUS Ruling Leaves Future Of Early Voting Unclear

Sep 30, 2014

Ohioans who planned to vote in person today didn’t get that chance because of an order from the U.S. Supreme Court just hours before the voting window was set to open.

A federal district judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates immediate access to the November ballot.

Federal Court Upholds Restoration of Early Voting and 'Golden Week'

Sep 24, 2014

A federal appeals court has upheld an order from an Ohio judge that expands the voting schedule this fall.

The Campaigns For Ohio Secretary Of State

Sep 15, 2014

Among the five statewide offices on the ballot this fall is the Secretary of State. 

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate are proposing a bill requiring local boards of election to have a minimum amount of early voting hours on weekends and evenings. 

A new University of Akron poll shows Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has a wide lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald, but down-ticket Democratic candidates remain competitive.

Judge Orders Changes In Early Voting

Sep 5, 2014
State of Ohio

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants the state to appeal a federal district judge's order blocking an Ohio law that trims early voting hours.

US Justice Department May Join Challenge To Ohio Voting Laws

Jul 15, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department may be joining other groups who have gone to court to challenge changes in Ohio’s voting laws.  M.L. Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports. 

Fight Over Elections Board Members May Go To Court

Jul 3, 2014

The Lucas County Republican Party plans to take Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to court in a dispute over nominees for the county's troubled board of elections.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is challenging his fellow Republicans in the Legislature for inaction on several fronts – including redistricting and on-line voter registration. 

SUPCUS Declines To Hear Libertarian Appeal

May 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Libertarian Party of Ohio trying to get  gubernatorial candidate  Charlie Earl on today's ballot.

The Secretary of State has set new hours for voting in the November elections.

Husted Defends His Record In Office

Jan 31, 2014

A liberal strategy group is forming to help Democrats win Secretaries of State offices around the country.

State, Group Settle Voter Registration Lawsuit

Jan 14, 2014

A conservative group has reached an agreement with Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in a lawsuit claiming the state was failing to maintain accurate voter registration lists.

Husted Claims Problems With Voter Rolls

Dec 19, 2013

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is asking county prosecutors to investigate 17 people who voted during the 2012 election.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed Greg Haas to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Internet café backers are trying to block from taking effect a law effectively banning the establishments.