OHIO ELECTIONS LAW-REPEAL
Thu April 12, 2012
Ohio Voter Groups Urge No Election Changes Until 2013
Voter advocates in Ohio are urging state lawmakers not to make any changes to the swing state's election law ahead of November. And that includes repealing an elections bill that makes sweeping revisions to the law.
A measure before the GOP-controlled state Legislature would get rid of the overhaul bill that passed last summer. It's been on hold since September when opponents gathered enough signatures to ask voters this November whether it should be tossed.
The Senate has passed the repeal bill, and hearings in the House could start as soon as next week.
The League of Women Voters and the Ohio chapter of Common Cause say voters should have the chance to say whether the bill should be scrapped and no additional changes should be made until next year.