Here's a gallery of photos taken by Patch local editors from across Ohio during polling hours today.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
It appears Election Day is about more than who you vote for.
Patch editors all over the country are busy getting the hottest Election Day stories today, and turns out, they aren't all about the candidates. Check out these election stories that are going viral in our little corner of Patchland. • Collingswood Patch reports a man in Millerstown, PA, stepped up to his touchscreen voter booth ready to vote for Obama but found every time he pushed Obama's button, it registered as Romney. Find out what the man did after several attempts here. • Oak Forest Patch, outside Chicago, reports a 21-year-old mother-to-be was not about to give up her first-time voting experience just because she was going into labor. Click here to read about her voting experience. • Some kids' posters left over from a mock …
Ohio's voting goes until 7:30 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close later.
Ohio voters have until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots, but voting in other key swing states doesn't end until hours later. Exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House. The earliest key state to watch are Virginia and Florida, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting also ends at 7:30 p.m. in fellow swing state North Carolina. The majority of New Hampshire's polls close between 7 and 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the swing state of Pennsylvania closes its polls. A portion of Florida closes its polls at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard time, too—the state is split across two time zones. Iowa and Nevada close voting at 10 p.m. Politico has a full map of voting times across the country. The …
If you hear about others, tell us in the comments.
It’s finally Election Day, but Ohio—especially Northeast Ohio—isn’t out of the spotlight yet. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns made a stop in (the exact same spot of) Cleveland earlier today. CNN reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plane landed at the airport earlier today. Shortly before noon, the plane for his vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, also landed. So did Vice President Joe Biden’s plane. With all the recent campaign stops in the area, this isn't surprising. The Washington Post's Election 2012 Blog reports that this has actually happened to the candidates three times in the past three days, including this past weekend in Cleveland. This post will be updated as more information from the visits …
No major problems experienced in five Northeast Ohio counties; expect lines at some polling locations.
Ohio voters are heading to the polls today in droves under sunny, blue skies and there are essentially no Election Day problems being reported in five Ohio counties that are home to Patch websites. Stark County Jeanette Mullane, deputy director of the Stark County Board of Elections, said all 160 polling locations in the county opened on time this morning and have seen a steady stream of electors. “It’s been consistent voting all morning, which is what’s expected during a presidential election year,” she said. Stark County’s touch-screen voting machines are all operational and ready for use, said Mullane. But even if some weren’t, it wouldn’t be an issue for long. “Sometimes the machines get paper jams or other things that can be taken …
Join the conversation and see what other Northeast Ohioans are saying about Election Day 2012.
In six words or less, make your best pitch for the candidate of your choice.
If this election has taught us Patch editors anything, it's that Patch users are passionate, opinionated and posess the patience and skills to write novels expressing their beliefs. But how about a challenge? Just for fun — and to give everyone a chance to express themselves — give yourself six words or less (or a 20-second cell phone video or one good photo) to say why you've come to the conclusion you've come to in Election 2012. Tell us in the comments, or upload your photo or video the gallery above.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Vice President brings his entourage — including his wife, Jill Biden, and singer/songwriter Jason Mraz — to Lakewood High School on Sunday.
Check out our live Tweets covering the event at Lakewood High School on Sunday. Or, take a gander at this photo gallery of the rally.
Not sure where your polling place is or whether you're registered to vote?
Yes we knew Election Day was coming, but somehow it still seems to sneak up on us. So if you've got last minute questions about provisional ballots, absentee ballots, whether you're even registered, there is a place to go to get the questions answered. Check out this recorded show of WCPN's Sound of Ideas which featured listener questions and answers from the Lorain and Cuyahoga county board of elections' directors. Or go straight to the source, your county board of elections. Here's their websites and all of them have polling location finders as well as sample ballots.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Vice President, and his wife, Jill, will campaign for Obama at Lakewood High School; Jason Mraz will perform. Refresh this page to get the latest.