Opponents Of Election Changes Get Green Light For Repeal Effort

The law passed earlier this year shortens early voting and does away with the so-called "Golden Week."(Photo: Flickr)
The law passed earlier this year shortens early voting and does away with the so-called "Golden Week."(Photo: Flickr)

Opponents of Ohio’s recent election changes have been cleared to move forward with their effort to ask voters if the law should stay on the books.

The law shortens the state’s early voting period, does away with the week when people can register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day, and bans in-person early voting on Sundays.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Thursday ruled the Fair Elections Ohio group has the 1,000 valid signatures needed to continue with its effort. Attorney General Mike DeWine has also approved the group’s summary language of the legislation, which will be used on future petitions.

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