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Election Blog

By Carl Basic (Contact) | 38 entries


Rubber or plastic for Mahoning voters

YOUNGSTOWN — Rubber or plastic?In the November 2007 election, voters were given plastic-tipped styluses to use on Mahoning County touch-screen machines if their fingers proved ineffective. The board of elections received numerous complaints because the styluses weren’t terribly effective.The board tried something new at the polls today — pencil erasers. ...

Leave it to a woman

Was it the weather? Or all those early ballots cast yesterday when people stood in long, winding lines outdoors, waiting to make their vote count?  Whatever it was made for a nearly empty polling place on Youngstown's North Side early this evening when I stopped in. No line, no wait, ...

Obama, McCain win Vermont Primary

CNN News calling U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-.Ill., and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz., as the winners of the Vermont Primary. Obama picked up 23 delegates, and McCain got 17 delegates, says CNN's Wolf Blizter.

Salem outages don't stop voting

SALEM — Icing on trees in Salem resulted in power outages that did not affect voting. Broken limbs took out some lines about 11 a.m. today. Mark Durbin, a spokesman for Ohio Edison, said some wires leading to the Pidgeon Road substation were also damaged.Some 380 customers had power quickly ...

Leaky election board

LISBON — The Columbiana County commissioners are debating whether to renovate the Board of Elections or move its operations to a new building. One of the problems with the building is that the roof leaks.Lois Gall, director of the elections board, said this afternoon she wasn’t sure if the rain ...

For voting problems, call these numbers

If you have a problem voting today and can’t get the matter resolved at your polling location, you are encouraged to contact your county board of elections.In Mahoning County, the elections board’s telephone number is (330) 783-2474.In Trumbull County, the board’s number is (330) 369-4050.In Columbiana County, the number is ...

Voting steady at polls today

BOARDMAN — Polling locations across the county were reporting steady crowds but few lines around noon Election Day.A mix of rainy weather and the high incidence of early voting were cited for what could be considered an anticlimatic turn-out.Some had predicted voter participation would reach 55 percent after 15,000 county ...

Greta to Jimbo: Let's talk

Don Shilling, The Vindicator's business editor, was interviewed this afternoon via telephone by Greta Van Susteren, host of "On The Record With Greta" on FOX, about the role NAFTA has played in the Democratic primary election in Ohio. Van Susteren wanted Shilling's take on the effects NAFTA has had on ...



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