Ohio Election Law Repeal To Appear On 2012 Ballot

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says backers of a measure to repeal voting reform will get the measure on the 2012 ballot.(Photo: Secretary of State's Office)
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says backers of a measure to repeal voting reform will get the measure on the 2012 ballot.(Photo: Secretary of State's Office)

Ohio voters will decide next year whether to repeal a new law shortening the presidential swing state’s early voting period.

The state’s top election chief says that opponents of the law have met the requirements to get a repeal question on 2012 ballots.

The group Fair Elections Ohio had previously fallen more than 9,500 signatures short of the roughly 231,000 they needed for the referendum.

Election officials reviewed more than 166,000 additional signatures that the group submitted on November 22 to make up for those it still needed.

Opponents contend the measure makes it difficult for working people to cast a ballot. Supporters argue the law makes early voting in each of the state’s 88 counties more uniform and saves money.

The law has been on hold since September.

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