Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Voter I-D Requirement Back In Force
Last week a federal judge suspended Ohio’s new identification requirements for people requesting absentee ballots. Sunday, a federal appeals court put that earlier ruling on hold. That means voters applying for the early ballots must continue giving proof of their I-D.
The Sixth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati granted Ohio attorney general Jim Petro’s request for a stay of an order issued last week by U-S District Judge Algenon Marbley.
Marbley’s ruling suspended Ohio’s new voter identification law for absentee voting.
Labor and poverty groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the voter I-D law. A lawyer representing those groups says he plans to appeal yesterday’s appeals court ruling to the U-S Supreme Court.