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Lawyer Says Settlement Reached on Voter ID
Poverty and labor groups have scored a partial victory with a federal court settlement that clarifies and expands Ohio’s new voter identification rules for Election Day.
The settlement also suspends ID requirements altogether for absentee ballots.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs says the consent decree signed late Wednesday in US District Court clears up confusion and allows more citizens to vote. The settlement stopped short of declaring any aspect of the voter ID law uconstitutional.
The lawsuit had argued that counties were inconsistently applying the law.
A spokesman for the attorney general’s office says the settlement prevents further court wrangling from disrupting the election.
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