09:33 AM

Ohio State experts on election law, voting rights, public opinion and history are available to provide Election Day analyses and opinions

Columbus, Ohio – A diverse team of faculty experts at The Ohio State University will be available to offer ongoing Election Day analyses and opinions throughout the day and evening on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Ohio Union, Stained Glass Lounge (Second Floor), 1739 N. High St. National and state election returns will also be weighed at a student watch party beginning at 7 p.m. at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Page Hall, 1810 College Road.

Led by Election Law at Moritz, a national, nonpartisan research and education program at the Moritz College of Law, these experts will monitor and analyze: U.S. Senate races; national election law issues and voter irregularities and suppression; midterm and minority voter turnout; and Ohio statewide office returns. They also will provide historical commentary.

Election Law at Moritz will also monitor all litigation filed throughout the day and will post litigation documents and video at: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/.

A research tool focusing on the laws, litigation and recount rules for the 12 key races that could determine control of the U.S. Senate is also available at: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/election-law/2014-key-senate-races/.

Faculty experts include:

Paul Beck, professor emeritus, political science. Expertise: Ohio voting behavior, political parties, public opinion, national political communications and African-American and Latino voters.

Terri Enns, senior fellow, Election Law at Moritz. Expertise: election law, voting irregularities.

Steven F. Huefner, senior fellow, Election Law at Moritz. Expertise: redistricting, reapportionment and gerrymandering, state term limits and state campaign finance laws, poll worker responsibility and training, and resolving contested elections.

Edward B. “Ned” Foley, director, Election Law at Moritz. Expertise: campaign finance, provisional voting, contested elections, polling place rules and voter intimidation.

Vladimir Kogan, assistant professor, political science. Expertise: state and local politics.

David Stebenne, professor, law and history. Expertise: American legal history and U.S. political history.

Daniel P. Tokaji,senior fellow, Election Law at Moritz.Expertise: election law, election reform, voting rights and voting technology.

WHAT: Ohio State experts will be available on Election Day to provide analyses and opinions. Ohio State students will weigh results at an election night watch party.

WHEN: Ohio State experts: 8 a.m. and throughout the evening on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Ohio State students: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

WHERE: Ohio State experts: Ohio Union, Stained Glass Lounge (second floor), 1739 N. High Street. Ohio State students: John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Page Hall, 1810 College Road.

Special Note to Media:

--Ohio State manages a broadcast studio equipped with Vyvx and ISDN connectivity.

--Updates will also be posted on Twitter at EL@M and #electionOSU.