This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Judge Restores 3 Early Voting Days In Ohio
A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.
Judge Peter Economus, on Friday, issued a preliminary injunction granting the request from President Barack Obama’s campaign that targets a state law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election. The law exempts military personnel and Ohioans living overseas.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he will appeal Judge Economus’ ruling.
Obama’s campaign and Democrats are suing the state’s elections chief over the legality of the law. They argue that everyone should have a chance to vote on those three days.
Attorneys for the state contend that many laws grant special voting accommodations for military members, and local boards need time to prepare for elections.