Franklin County Board Of Elections

Nearly three-fourths ths of registered voters in Franklin County cast a ballot in the 2020 general election, according to election officials. 

Franklin County election workers are back to paper poll books this morning, after the electronic books failed to update last night. 

Dan Konik

Voters in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital who received the wrong absentee ballots will be mailed corrected replacement ballots.

Columbus and Franklin County officials have a simple message for the central Ohio electorate - vote early.

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Private funeral services were held yesterday for Former Deputy Franklin County Board of Elections Director Hilton Carter, who passed away on May 6th at the age of 91. 

While establishing an official replacement date for Ohio's primary requires legislative action, registered voters who have not voted can cast an absentee ballot. 

Ohio Public Radio

Thousands of Ohio voters will have to go to a new place to cast their ballots in the St. Patrick’s Day primary.

Dan Konik

Ohio’s Secretary of State is in the process of removing more than 200,000 voter registrations thought to be improperly on the rolls.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says the group seeking to place a repeal of Columbus'  ticket tax on the ballot failed to collect enough valid petition signatures to put the issue before voters this fall.

The Franklin County Board of Elections Tuesday declined to certify the petitions for two of the ten Columbus City Council candidates, meaning there will be no primary election in May. 

WCBE files

Franklin County Commissioners this week approved spending 12 million dollars to purchase new voting machines. 

WCBE files

The Franklin County Board of Elections Tuesday approved purchasing 12 million dollars worth of new voting machines. 

Tina Maharath for Ohio Senate

The results in a close central Ohio race for a state Senate seat have been certified after officials counted the remaining provisional and absentee ballots.  

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Nearly a quarter of Ohio adults have some type of disability.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 280 thousand dollars to fund what the panel says are non-partisan voter ads alerting the public about early voting times and other information.

The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected placing an anti-fracking measure on the Columbus ballot this fall.

Democrat Danny O'Connor is inching closer to Republican Troy Balderson after the Franklin County Board of Elections discovered nearly 600 uncounted votes from Tuesday's special election in the 12th Congressional district.  

Columbus City Council is expected to vote this coming Monday to place a measure on the fall ballot banning fracking activity within city limits. 

Franklin County Board of Elections

Former Franklin County Board of Elections director Bill Anthony was sentenced yesterday to five years' probation on one count of securing writings by deception, as part of a plea bargain in whcih charges of theft in office and tampering with records were dropped.

Franklin County Board of Elections

Former Franklin County Board of Elections director Bill Anthony is asking a court to release 67 thousand dollars worth of annual retirement payments.

Cuayhoga County elections officials plan to begin using electronic poll books during the May primary, joining more than two-thirds of Ohio's 88 counties.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says an environmental group that wanted to put a fracking ban onto the Columbus ballot this fall failed to gather enough valid petition signatures.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says 16 voting locations are changing for the May 2 primary, affecting 31 thousand people.

Early voter turnout in Franklin County is expected to break a record. 

WCBE Files

Officials at the Franklin County Board of Elections say early voting turnout this year is on pace to match the 2012 presidential election.

The Franklin County Democratic Party’s central committee has appointed CPA Ron Hagan to fulfill the remainder of county treasurer Ed Leonard’s term, which expires next year.

Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard has been appointed to head the county Board of Elections.

All 17 Franklin County common pleas judges have stepped away from hearing the case against former county Board of Elections director Bill Anthony.

Franklin County Board of Elections

Franklin County Board of Elections director William Anthony formally resigned on Friday, following his indictment last month on charges of tampering with records and theft in office.

Ohio Public Radio

A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments today on Ohio's voting laws.