Politics
8:06 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Ohio's Elections Chief Appoints 2 to County Board

Ohio's elections chief given the green light for  replacements for two Montgomer county elections officials fired in a dispute over extended voting hours.

Yesterday,  Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has named former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin and attorney John Doll to serve on the Montgomery County Elections Board.

County Democrats nominated McLin and Doll on Monday to complete the terms of former members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr.

A hearing has been set next week in a federal lawsuit Lieberman and Ritchie have filed against Husted. It alleges he unjustly fired them after they voted to continue to allow early voting on weekends.

Husted directed county election boards to have no early in-person voting hours on weekends.

Husted's spokesman says Lieberman and Ritchie were fired for breaking election law.