Ohio Voting Turnout Moderate, Strickland and Kasich Make Last Appeal to Voters

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's office put out this update today:

"The office of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner announces that voting in the state is moderate and mostly problem-free as of early afternoon.

The office is monitoring calls from the public through our Citizen Response Center for any issues that voters may be having around Ohio.  Despite some issues with random voting machine problems, which are easily addressed for the voter with the use of back-up paper ballots, there have not been any widespread reports of problems.

The voter turnout is being described as moderate to steady in most areas of the state.  Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m. EST and voters are encouraged to get out and make their voices heard."           

The Strickland campaign sent out a last minute plea to voters this morning urging them to get to the polls.

"As soon as you get this, I need you to text message ten of your friends for Ted- and make sure they're voting today. If you don't text, call your friends instead. If they don't pick up their phone, forward them this e-mail. If they don't check their e-mail, walk over to their house and knock on their door. It doesn't matter how you do it. Just make sure you contact ten for Ted," wrote Aaron Pickrell, campaign manager for Governor Ted Strickland, in an e-mail sent to supporters.

The Kasich camp says John Kasich spent the day doing some last minute retail politicking in Northeast Ohio.

"We feel great about everything and have a sense that the wind is at our back," said Rob Nichols, spokesman for the Kasich campaign.

Molly Line joined Fox News Channel as a Boston-based correspondent in January 2006.