A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.
Judge Peter Economus on Friday issued a preliminary injunction granting the request from President Barack Obama's campaign that targets a state law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.
The law exempts military personnel and Ohioans living overseas.
A state hearing officer is recommending two Democrats be removed from the Montgomery County Board of Elections after they had moved to create extra voting hours on the weekends.
Secretary of State Jon Husted initially suspended Thomas Ritchie Sr. and Dennis Lieberman from their positions on the Board of Elections, then temporarily lifted his suspension last week so the board could continue its work.
Husted, a Republican, has ordered election boards in Ohio's 88 counties to have the same early in-person voting hours on weekdays and have no hours on weekends.
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.
A new poll shows voters think it's ok to require Ohioans to show a photo ID when casting ballots.
In the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 93 percent of republicans, 77 percent of independents and 66 percent of Democrats said they'd support a law that requires voters to show photo id to vote. However, some lawmakers, including Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted, who support the bill don't like the way it was written and question its constitutionality.