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Government and Politics

Early voting advocates offer compromise on weekend hours
Husted offers no response to compromise yet.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio League of Women Voters is offering a compromise to settle the intense battle over early voting in the November election.

A GOP-passed state law forbids early voting on the weekend right before the election. And a ruling last week by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted eliminated early in-person voting on all weekends leading up to that as well.

Peg Rosenfield of the Ohio League of Women Voters outlined a compromise good-government groups have recommended to Husted.

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“Open up in-person voting on the last two weekends in October on Saturday and Sunday,’" Rosenfield says. "But any county that feels they really don't need it and votes unanimously to opt out, could get a waiver. So if a county says ‘No, we don't need to be open, we don't have long lines and we can't afford it,’ fine. They get a waiver and that takes care of the problem.”

Rosenfield says Husted has not responded. But Husted has said he wants uniformity in voting in all 88 counties. He has ordered extended early voting on some weeknights in October.

Democrats were more likely in 2008 to turn out on weekends, and maintain Republicans are trying to suppress their vote. 

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Vote by mail. States like Oregon do all of their voting by mail. You don't need a car or a day off on the weekend to be able to fill out your ballot and mail it in. I can't think of a better way to increase voter turn out, while at the same time make the process more convenient for the voters than voting by mail.


Posted by: Ryan (Canton) on August 21, 2012 8:08AM
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