Preliminary election results

Junior hospitality management major Amanda Coleman votes at United Methodist Church of Kent. Coleman says, “technology is improving, but does have glitches and sometimes can be unreliable,” remarking on the new electronic voting machines. DAVID ANTHONY RA

Credit: John Proppe

Today Ohio voters went to the polls for the midterm elections, casting their ballots to elect a new governor, U.S. senator and other state and county officials, as well as voting on issues such as banning smoking in public places and raising the minimum wage.

The Portage County Board of Elections and the Ohio Secretary of State’s office are posting preliminary, unofficial results on their Web sites throughout the night.

For Portage County election results, go to:

For state results, go to:

Check back to and pick up a print edition of the Stater tomorrow for a full wrap up of the election.