There’s increasing partisan bickering about whether state lawmakers should address elections reform in the upcoming lame duck session.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is standing behind his order to reject provisional ballots where the voter ID information is wrong or incomplete.
State elections officials hope to declare the winner of Ohio’s 18 electoral votes on Election Night, but they’re prepared to turn to provisional ballots if necessary.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday sided with Sec. of State Jon Husted in ruling that a lower court over-reached when it ruled provisional ballots cast at the wrong precinct and those cast in the wrong location all together should be counted.
A federal judge has denied a request to reinstate two Democratic county elections officials fired by Ohio’s Republican secretary of state.
Ohio’s elections chief wants to see a judge’s order requiring the state to count certain flawed provisional ballots thrown out.
The U-S Supreme Court is siding with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in Ohio. The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day.
The Franklin County Board of Elections met for a special meeting Monday as Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted awaits a U.S. Supreme Court decision on early in-person voting for the three days before Election Day.
President Barack Obama’s campaign is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider the Ohio secretary of state’s appeal in a dispute over early voting in the presidential battleground state.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said Tuesday he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to make the final decision on whether the state Legislature or federal courts should set Ohio election laws.