Secretary of State Jon Husted

Politics
7:04 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Ohio Elections Chief Appeals Judge's Ballot Order

Ohio's elections chief says a federal judge's demand to come up with a new order regarding provisional ballots is even worse than a previous court demand.

Lawyers for Secretary of State Jon Husted have complained to a federal appeals court that the judge changed rules for provisional ballots after the election but before the ballots are counted beginning this weekend.

Husted's office asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to reverse the decision by federal judge Algenon Marbley.

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7:16 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Statewide Election Results From the Ohio Secretary of State's Office

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Statewide News
8:06 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Ohio Elections Chief Asks End to Flawed-Ballot Order

Ohio's elections chief wants to see a judge's order requiring the state to count certain flawed provisional ballots thrown out.

In a filing Friday, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling last week made the consent decree unnecessary and it should be vacated.

The decree requires election officials to count votes cast provisionally using the last four digits of a voter's Social Security number then made defective by poll worker error.

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Election 2012
8:44 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Ohio Will Have Early Voting Hours the Weekend Before Election Day After All

It's now clear that early in person voting in the weekend just before Election Day is going to take place in Ohio after all. That’s because the nation’s highest court is not going to take up the appeal requested by the state to overturn a federal ruling that allows the 11th hour in person voting.

The Obama campaign has won its lawsuit to keep in place a federal court decision that allows in person voting hours on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day.  Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern is pleased with the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Election 2012
12:06 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Groups Concerned Over Ohio Absentee Ballot Order

Voter rights groups in Ohio are raising questions about an order from the state's elections chief that bans local election boards from calling or emailing people about errors on their absentee ballots.

The directive from Secretary of State Jon Husted requires boards to notify voters by mail if their ballots are invalid. Voters would then need to appear at their board during office hours to address any problems. He's also told boards to provide accommodations for the disabled.

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