Secretary of State Jon Husted has established new early-voting hours for Ohio’s 88 counties for all upcoming elections following a recent federal court ruling. Early in-person voting will span four weeks before elections, including two Saturdays and one Sunday.
A federal judge has ordered Ohio to reinstate early in-person voting the three days before Election Day.
Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours -- and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days.
In a speech in Akron last week, Husted said his only concern has been uniformity.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has certified the official results for Ohio’s 2014 May Primary.
In a press release, Husted commended the “state’s elections officials and roughly 40,000 poll workers” who worked during the primary. The Secretary says Ohio will now prepare for the upcoming August 5th Special Election and the November 4th General Election “to ensure they run smoothly.”
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