June 30, 2016

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Voter mailings draw ire from residents

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Over the past few days the Lorain County Board of Elections has fielded roughly 75 complaints about letters from a Washington, D.C.-based voting advocacy group arriving in mailboxes around the county urging people to register to vote. The problem, elections board Director Paul Adams said, is that many of the letters are Read More…

Lawyer says discipline from Ohio Supreme Court won’t affect his judicial candidacy

AVON LAKE — An Ohio Supreme Court decision disciplining Avon Lake attorney Gerald Phillips won’t prevent him continuing his efforts to be placed on the November ballot as a judicial candidate, Phillips said Tuesday. The Supreme Court imposed a six-month suspension on Phillips and attorney Sam Cannata in a decision handed down last week, but Read More…

Citing family issues, Sheffield councilman Watkinson drops out of state house race

Sheffield Councilman Kevin Watkinson won’t run against state Rep. Nathan Manning, R-North Ridgeville, for the 55th House District seat in November. Watkinson, who had filed with the Lorain County Board of Elections in December as a Democratic candidate and was unopposed in the March primary, withdrew late last week. Watkinson said during a phone interview Read More…

Elections board denies candidacy; attorney vows lawsuit

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Gerald Phillips promised to take the Lorain County Board of Elections to court after board members unanimously refused to put his name on the November ballot as an independent judicial candidate. Phillips said he wasn’t surprised by the decision, which centered on his failure to collect enough signatures to qualify as an Read More…

402 ballots tossed from primary by Board of Elections

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections on Thursday rejected 335 provisional ballots and 67 absentee ballots that were cast in last month’s primary. Only six of the absentee ballots rejected were because of problems with the postmark, something that cropped up last fall in Lorain County and elsewhere. Elections Board Director Paul Read More…

Voter turnout exceeds county expections

SHEFFIELD TWP. —Voter turnout in Lorain County on Tuesday exceeded the expectations of county elections officials. County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said 84,366 of the county’s 198,148 registered voters cast ballots in the primary that saw fiercely contested races at all levels of government, including the Republican presidential primary in which Gov. John Read More…

Lorain County election results

Lorain County, OH Primary Election March 15, 2016 – Unofficial Results 03/16/16 00:38:13   Num. Report Precinct 188 – Num. Reporting 188 100.00%   Dem President Del./Alt. At Large D Total Number of Precincts 188 Precincts Reporting 188 100.0% Vote For 1 Hillary Clinton 21144 56.10% Roque De La Fuente 392 1.04% Bernie Sanders 16154 Read More…

40 percent turnout expected today in primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Board of Elections officials are predicting a high turnout for today’s primary election as Republicans and Democrats prepare to head to the polls. Elections board Director Paul Adams said he expects turnout among the county’s 198,184 registered voters will hit 38 percent. Deputy Director Jim Kramer predicted turnout will hit Read More…

Election officials find uncontested primaries wasteful

AMHERST — Last May, the city incurred a bill of nearly $16,000 to pay for an uncontested Democratic primary. The city is not alone, so in hopes of eliminating similar situations in the future, Paul Adams, director of the Lorain County Board of Elections, has proposed a change in state law that would end the Read More…

Today is last day to register for March 15 primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. —Today is the final day for voters who want to cast ballots in the March 15 primary to get registered. The Lorain County Board of Elections offices, 1985 North Ridge Road, will be open 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. to accommodate those who want to register today, board director Paul Adams said. On Read More…