Thursday, November 8, 2012
Each precinct in town voted Republican — all 13 of them
Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. But, if North Canton alone decided the next president of the United States, Mitt Romney would be the winner. According to unofficial results from the Stark County Board of Elections, 1,266 more North Canton voters picked Romney over President Barack Obama. In North Canton, 3,979 voted for Obama and 5,245 voted for Romney. In fact, Romney came out ahead in every single precinct in North Canton. Also, more North Canton residents gave money to the Obama Campaign than to the Romney Campaign this year, but Romeny supporters gave more in general, according to campaign contribution reports.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The proposed ordinance aims to end city-paid health insurance for family members of part-time elected officials and limit city-paid health insurance benefits for individual part-time elected officials
North Canton residents turned out to the polls Tuesday to support an initiative petition that would end health care benefits for some part-time city officials. Unofficial results from the Stark County Board of Elections had the initiative ahead with a vote of 6,302 to 2,464 Tuesday night. The proposed ordinance aims to end city-paid health insurance for family members of part-time elected officials and limit city-paid health insurance benefits for individual part-time elected officials. It could save the city as much as $111,000 a year in health care premium and administrative costs. "I'm very satisfied," said Chuck Osborne, who petitioned for the initiative. "I'm glad the citizens of North Canton realize the value of this and have chosen …
Check here for results to North Canton and Stark County races
Editor's Note: This story was last updated at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday. North Canton voters headed to the polls Tuesday decide the outcome of not only the presidential election, but who would represent them in Ohio's 48th district, who would be their next sheriff and more. Check below for a list of candidates and unofficial election results from the Stark County Board of Elections. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS NORTH CANTON ISSUES: Proposed Ordinance by Initiative Petition ending city-paid health insurance benefits for family members of part-time elected officials, and further, limiting city-paid health insurance benefits to individual primary coverage only for part-time elected officials who do not …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's a gallery of photos taken by Patch local editors from across Ohio during polling hours today.
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 …
If you voted, chances are you're showing off that voting sticker of yours. Have some fun with us and post a picture of it to North Canton Patch.
Did you pick up your voting sticker from the North Canton Civic Center when you voted today, or another polling place around town? Why not have a little fun with us and show it off on Patch? Just click the "Upload Photos & Videos" button above the gallery. It's as easy as that! And make sure to check back with North Canton Patch this evening as election results start rolling in. You can find your local races here and your state races here. Keep checking back to those stories as election results are updated throughout the night. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
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 …
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