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.

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