For those who didn’t send in their absentee ballots or can’t vote by Monday’s 2 p.m. early voting deadline in Butler County (available only at the county board of elections office), below are some helpful online tools to find out what exactly is on your ballot when you go to vote on Election Day.
In West Chester and Liberty Township, some of the more significant races that will be on your ballot include the Presidential, U.S. Senate, Butler County Commission, 52nd House District and Ohio Supreme Court races.
On Election Day, polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Results from absentee and early voters is expected to be released by the Butler County Board of Elections shortly after 7:30 p.m.
Ohio poll: Tight race now even tighter - Jane Prendergast reports for The Cincinnati Enquirer that the race for the White House continues to be too close to call in Ohio, according to a new Enquirer/Ohio News Organization Poll that shows President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each with 49 percent support from likely voters.
Enquirer presidential endorsement: Mitt Romney –The Cincinnati Enquirer recently endorsed Mitt Romney for president, calling President Barack Obama’s four years of recovery too slow and too weak. To read more, visit the Enquirer’s Election page.
Is that true? Get your fact-checks here – Gannett’s Jeffrey Bruner takes a closer look at what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are saying on the campaign trail – then explaining if what they are saying is fact or fiction.
Obama, Romney make last push in tight race - President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney attacked one another Sunday in frenzied campaigning two days before the presidential election, closing out what has been one of the most negative races for the White House in recent memory, Steven R. Hurst reported for the Associated Press. Polling showed the candidates in a virtual tie for the popular vote nationwide, with Obama holding a slight lead in the all-important battleground states that will decide the outcome.
Obama at UC: ‘Our fight goes on’ – Enquirer staff: With the finish line in sight, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney raced back to Ohio on Sunday, delivering a combination of red-meat rhetoric and impassioned get-out-the-vote pleas as part of a final campaign blitz before Election Day.
30,000 jam West Chester to hear Romney – Enquirer staff: The presidential race returned to Ohio for the final push Friday as GOP challenger Mitt Romney held a massive rally in the Republican heartland north of Cincinnati and President Barack Obama cut a swath through central Ohio. Romney spoke to a crowd of 30,000, according to West Chester Fire chief Tony Goller – making it the largest rally of the campaign, said Romney spokesman Chris Maloney.
Senate numbers creep closer - Deirdre Shesgreen reports: Ohio’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race has tightened in recent weeks, with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown snagging the support of 51 percent versus 47 percent for Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel, according to a new Cincinnati Enquirer/Ohio News Organization poll.
Enquirer senate endorsement: Brown dedicated to Ohio’s needs, problems – The Cincinnati Enquirer recently endorsed Sen. Sherrod Brown, pointing to his personality, while not honed in charm school, has been mostly an asset to the Ohio working people and businesses that he’s stood up for.
Butler County race features fresh faces, strong ideas – Sheila McLaughlin of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week on the Butler County commissioners race: Three political newbies are vying for a seat on the board of commissioners in Butler County, where spending is the resounding theme in a community that is steeped in debt and faces $900,000 in cuts to get through the end of the year.
PRIMER: 52nd House District - Patrick Wolande writes about the 52nd District State Representative candidates Branden Rudie (Democrat), Bob Coogan (Libertarian) and Margaret Conditt (Republican).
PRIMER: Ohio Supreme Court - Dan Horn of The Cincinnati Enquirer writes about the Ohio Supreme Court races between Mike Skindell (Democrat) and Terrence O’Donnell (Republican); Bill O’Neill (Democrat) and Robert Cupp (Republican); and Yvette McGree Brown (Democrat) and Sharon Kennedy (Republican).
The Butler County Board of Elections office is located at 1802 Princeton Road in Hamilton.