Supreme Court Backs Ohio Early Voting Laws
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the6thCircuit Court of Appeals on Ohio’s early voting laws.
The Ohio Democratic Party had sued Ohio Secretary of State JohnHustedafter the elimination of what was known as “golden week” whenOhioanscould both register and cast ballots at the same time.
On Tuesday, following the decision, Secretary Husted issued a statement saying Ohio remains one of the “easiest states in the nation in which to register and cast your ballot.”
The Ohio Democratic Party also released a statement in which Chairman David Pepper expressed disappointment in the court’s ruling.
Pepper called the high court “hamstrung with only eight justices” and blamed what he called “Republican obstructionism.”
This year voters have until October11thto register to vote in the November8thelection. Early voting begins October 12th.
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