Deadline to register for 2018 General Election is Tuesday

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9. The full, detailed and interactive 2018 elections calendar is available on the Secretary of State’s website. In November, voters will decide a statewide ballot initiative, as well as races for […]

Libertarian Party gains official status in Ohio

For the first time in nearly four years, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has regained state recognition – though it remains to be seen whether the party can keep it past this year. Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Thursday that the Libertarians submitted 60,294 signatures – more than the 54,964 signatures they needed under […]

Marion County Republican Party seeks applicants for County Coroner following resignation

The Marion County Republican Party is seeking candidates for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Marion County Coroner, Dr Marc Comianos. The local GOP received notice from Dr. Comianos that he has resigned effective May 25, 2018. “We are saddened to lose the years of experience and trust that Dr. Comianos brought to his […]

Poll: Brown maintains lead for Senate; DeWine’s lead shrinks for Governor

A new poll released Friday shows U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, up big in his race against GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci while Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine leads Democratic former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray in the governor’s race. Brown held a double-digit lead over Renacci in the poll while DeWine’s margin shrunk […]

Advocates hope to put payday loan reform bill on 2019 ballot

Consumer advocates pushing reforms to curb payday loan interest rates and establish safeguards for Ohio borrowers aren’t waiting for the Statehouse to take action. Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform, a coalition of faith leaders and organizations that serve low-income Ohioans, can now begin collecting signatures to put a measure on the ballot as soon as […]

Ohio AG certifies recreational marijuana measure, probably won’t make 2018 ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio completed the first step Thursday in qualifying the measure for a statewide ballot. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified that the petition language for the “Marijuana Rights and Regulations” amendment was a “fair and truthful” summary of the proposed measure. The amendment would allow people […]

Cordray, DeWine shift focus following Primary Election wins

The race to succeed term-limited Gov. John Kasich is the one most political observers predicted for months as Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democratic former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will face off in a rematch of the 2010 attorney general’s race. Republicans are trying to maintain dominance in state government while […]

April 9 is deadline to register to vote in Ohio’s 2018 Primary Election

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote in the May 8, 2018 Primary Election is a week away on April 9. In May, voters will weigh-in on a statewide ballot issue, a number of state and local races, as well as a total of 477 local issues(opens […]

Poll shows Cordray and Kucinich tied in Ohio governor’s Democratic primary

A new poll of the governor’s race shows a dead heat between former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray and former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich in the Democratic primary, though both trail Republican frontrunner Attorney General Mike DeWine in the general election. Kucinich and Cordray each clock in at 21 percent, with four other candidates in […]

Community invited to “Speed Date” your local leaders

League of Women Voters Marion will sponsor a Speed Date Your Local Leaders public meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Marion Senior Center, 2375 Harding Hwy East. About 60 community residents are needed to sit at round tables ready to meet the 10 Local Leaders invited to conduct the Speed Dates. The program […]