Polling sites in 20 counties will get permanent upgrades to assist Ohio voters with disabilities under newly released federal grant money.
Secretary of State Jon Husted said Tuesday that about $100,000 in grants will go to county boards of elections to improve access for voters with disabilities.
The funds were made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Help America Vote Act. Individual grant amounts range from $40 to $15,000 for improvements in 92 precincts.
Ohioans can cast an early ballot for the Nov. 8 election starting Tuesday.
Voters this fall will decide whether the state should toss out a law governing public employee unions that was passed this spring. The measure limits the collective bargaining abilities of more than 350,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, police and other public workers around the state.
Another question facing voters is whether the state's constitution should be amended to prohibit governments from requiring Ohioans to buy health insurance.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nine condemned Ohio inmates are once again asking a federal judge to find the state's rules for carrying out executions unconstitutional.
Attorneys for the death row prisoners say the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction continues to use an arbitrary process with under-trained executioners and potentially cruel and unusual injection methods.
The prisoners argued in a 102-page court filing Wednesday that the process still gives the state too much discretion to abandon its rules at the last-minute during an execution.