Ohio elections chief sets 2014 voting hours, days - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Ohio elections chief sets 2014 voting hours, days

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio voters will get two Saturdays and no Sundays to vote early in the statewide election this fall under a schedule set by the state's elections chief.

Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the times on Tuesday. The Republican says his directive reflects a proposal from the bipartisan Ohio Association of Election Officials.

Local boards would not be open for voting after 5 p.m. on weekdays and would be closed on Sundays - a change from previous years.

Husted has asked state lawmakers for the past three years to put the hours and days for early voting into law. The Legislature has not adopted any plan.

Lacking legislation, Husted said he used the blueprint hours from the Republicans and Democrats who run local elections in Ohio's 88 counties.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

    Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:45:06 GMT
    Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.More >>
    Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.
    More >>
  • Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

    Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:41:54 GMT
    Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months.More >>
    Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months.
    More >>
  • Ohio teen will be tried as adult in shooting

    Ohio teen will be tried as adult in shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:21 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old central Ohio boy will be tried as an adult in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded two days before Christmas. Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Gill transferred the teen's case to adult court on Tuesday, ruling that he cannot be rehabilitated in the juvenile system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the boy was 15 when he was accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Marvin Ector and wounding 31-year-old ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old central Ohio boy will be tried as an adult in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded two days before Christmas. Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Gill transferred the teen's case to adult court on Tuesday, ruling that he cannot be rehabilitated in the juvenile system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the boy was 15 when he was accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Marvin Ector and wounding 31-year-old ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms