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BREAKING: Director of Health Orders Polls Closed Tomorrow

17 Mar , 2020  

UPDATE:  The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to the delay. The Primary Election is officially postponed.

Another twist tonight in a story which has played itself out over the last several hours.

The Director of Health for the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, issued an order on Monday night closing Ohio’s polling places for Tuesday’s Ohio Primary Election. More…

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Franklin County Judge Refuses State’s Attempt To Delay Primary

17 Mar , 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s attempt to delay Ohio’s Primary Election until June 2 did not meet with a positive reaction in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Judge Richard Frye denied the State’s request for a temporary restraining order delaying the vote. Frye indicated that the lateness of the request — just hours before the opening of the polls — was not time to weigh the pros and cons of delay. He also indicated that waiting until June would not guarantee a safer voting environment. More…

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Ohio Votes On Tuesday; Precautions Taken Statewide, Locally

16 Mar , 2020  

In response to the increased concerns surrounding Coronavirus/Covid-19, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced efforts to ensure a safe, secure, accurate and healthy election on Tuesday.

The following are the latest updates on Ohio’s preparations: More…

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History & Tourism

A Presidents’ Day Tale: John Kennedy Comes To Richland County

16 Feb , 2020  

In a special edition of our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series, and in honor of President’s Day, we look at the visit of a US presidential candidate that took place 60 years ago.

On September 27, 1960, with just about 6 weeks left to go before Election Day, Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts visited the Richland County Courthouse in Mansfield to give a speech and give voters a chance to size him up. As a part of the famous Kennedy family he was already well-known, but being able to see him in person would allow Richland Countians to evaluate him as a possible President of the United States. More…

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Deadline To Register To Vote In March Primary Nears

11 Feb , 2020  

Locally, the next opportunity to vote is the March 17 Primary Election, which includes a handful of local issues to be voted on.

Voting includes many state-level positions such as Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, local positions including Richland County judges, and even delegates to the national conventions. In order to vote, you must register by February 18; you can register at the Board of Elections Office (1495 W. Longview Avenue, Mansfield), any library, high school office, village hall, city council offices, or bureau of motor vehicles offices. More…

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Theaker Wins In Close Race; Mears Reelected

6 Nov , 2019  

Mayor Tim Theaker won reelection to the position of Mayor of Mansfield on Tuesday night in a close race against challenge Don Bryant. In his race for reelection, Council President Cliff Mears defeated Aurelio V. Diaz. Complete results are available on the website of the Richland County Board of Elections (access here) for these and all county races.

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Early Voting Starts This Week

4 Oct , 2019  

The Richland County Board of Elections has announced the schedule for early voting in the upcoming election:

“Absentee/early voting will commence Tuesday, October 8, either by mail or in person at the Richland County Board of Elections, 1495 W. Longview Ave., Suite 101. More…

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History & Tourism

History Says: Be Cautious When Voting For Mayor Of Mansfield

30 Sep , 2019  

As you can read in a current post on 1812Blockhouse, tickets are now available for the upcoming debate between the two candidates for Mayor of Mansfield.

The current campaign centers on typical early 21st century concerns for a mid-sized Ohio city, including efforts to boost the local economy, address social needs, and invest in needed infrastructure. While the same types of concerns may have been on  voters’ minds 140 years ago, the Mansfield Mayoral campaign of 1879 also featured an apparent fraudster. More…

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Early Voting Opportunities Posted By Board Of Elections

28 Mar , 2019  

The May 7 Primary Election is coming up quickly, and the Richland County Board of Elections has posted early in-person voting dates and hours.

They include the following: More…

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