Election 2016

Karen Kasler

It was a bad night for some Democrats in Statehouse races.

Jo Ingles

As expected, U.S. Senator Rob Portman has been re-elected, defeating former Gov. Ted Strickland.

Dan Konik

When Ohioans go to the polls Tuesday, they might encounter people there to monitor what is happening in polling places. Legal observers are trained and approved by elections officials. But there could be some people who show up on Election Day, saying they want to serve as observers.

Andy Chow

One of the most watched U.S. Senate races in the country is here in Ohio. But maybe not any more, with a new poll showing incumbent Republican Rob Portman with a commanding lead over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland.

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Ohio is used to getting a lot of attention when it comes to electing presidents. It’s been called a bellwether state. But is it?

Statehouse News Bureau

Secretary of State Jon Husted sent out around 7 million absentee ballot applications at the beginning of this month. He says more Ohioans are taking advantage of that option this year.

Karen Kasler

An effort to recruit poll workers is underway throughout the state.

Twitter

A second proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has been given the go-ahead from the state Attorney General to proceed with steps to put the issue on the fall ballot.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state is being sued over the way Secretary of State Jon Husted for the way he’s purging voters from Ohio’s voter rolls.

Ohio Secretary of State's website

Ohio lawmakers might see a pay cut in their future if a group pushing a proposed constitutional amendment gets its way.

The State of Ohio (Ohio Public Television)

Seventeen-year-olds who will be 18 by Election Day were allowed to vote for presidential candidates in the Ohio primary two weeks ago because of a lawsuit filed by Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said he’d been following the same rules that his Democratic predecessor used. But that previous Secretary of State says differently.

Jo Ingles

Former Gov. Ted Strickland won a big victory last night as nearly two thirds of Democratic voters chose him to be their candidate for U.S. Senate.

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

There were no big surprises in the 16 races for Congress – especially since there were no contested primaries in six of them.

Karen Kasler

There were suggestions all day that Democrats might be a key to a victory for John Kasich in the Republican primary in Ohio. But the state's Republican elections chief isn't sure about that.

Karen Kasler

Ohio is the center of the American political universe again today, as Republican and Democratic voters cast what could be critical ballots for the six remaining major party candidates.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich was back home in Westerville to cast his ballot in person in the Republican presidential primary. 

Karen Kasler

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz hasn’t been polling well in Ohio. But Cruz came to Columbus for at his first stop in Ohio since last summer - and his first real stop of his presidential campaign.

Nick Castele

Donald Trump came through Ohio this weekend after his campaign canceled an appearance in Chicago Friday. And he was met by supporters, and by protestors.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich faces arguably the most important election of his political career on Tuesday. He talked about the race just before a campaign event in Moraine just outside Dayton Friday afternoon.

Karen Kasler

Former President Bill Clinton came to Ohio on behalf of his wife. The visit comes a day after her opponent in the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders, scored a surprise upset in the Michigan primary. Supporters who came out to see the former president campaign for Hillary Clinton had somewhat mixed reactions to Sanders' victory.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich came back to Columbus to watch the results from neighboring Michigan, a state he had targeted for a good showing a week before the Ohio primary.

U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) was repeatedly asked by reporters if he would support Donald Trump as his party’s nominee for president, or if he would join other Ohio Republicans and refuse to campaign for Trump. And he gave what some might call a qualified answer.

Karen Kasler

The state’s chief election officer says the time is now to get ready for the role Ohio will play as a battleground presidential state.

"Face the Nation", CBS News

Gov. John Kasich took a different tack in his continuing battle with fellow GOP presidential contender Donald Trump on the Sunday morning talk show circuit.

Statehouse News Bureau

Democrats around the country plan to talk a lot in the coming months about ways to make college more affordable.  Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Karen Kasler

About 150 protestors assembled a few blocks away and marched together to the Donald Trump rally, carrying signs and chanting.

"Meet the Press", NBC News

Gov. John Kasich was back on the TV news talk show circuit this weekend, and he had a few choice words for his fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump.