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 Orders 3 Early Voting Days Restored In Ohio
A federal judge is ordering Ohio’s elections chief to restore the final three days of in-person, early voting in the swing state.
The order comes in a long-running dispute over the days. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Democrats filed a lawsuit in 2012 against the state’s elections chief over an Ohio law that cuts off in-person early voting for most residents three days prior to Election Day.
The law makes an exception for military personnel and Ohio voters living overseas. Democrats claimed that was unequal treatment, and everyone should have the chance to vote on the three days.
A federal judge agreed Wednesday and issued a permanent order calling for Secretary of State Jon Husted to set uniform hours on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day.