News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Knight Foundation

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio




U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for Ohio early voting
GOP says it's ready to play by the early voting rules
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
This story is part of a special series.


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

It's now clear that early, in-person voting the weekend before Election Day is going to take place in Ohio after all. That’s because the nation’s highest court has rejected an appeal of lower court rulings that found the state’s new law banning such voting is unconstitutional. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

INGLES: Reaction to high court decision

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:24)


The Obama campaign has won its lawsuit to reinstate in-person voting hours on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day.  Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern is says the U.S. Supreme Court decision is the right one.

“This is a victory for Ohio. This is a victory for all of us who believe in the rule of law. This is a victory for those of us who believe that the franchise should be open to more of us and not some of us.”

Redfern says he’d like to see the weekend hours expanded to the next two weekends, as well as the final weekend before the Nov. 6 election. But he knows that’s unlikely to happen.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says Ohioans in all 88 counties will be able to vote on the Saturday before the Election from 8 to 2, on that Sunday from 1 to 5 and again on the Monday before Election Day from 8 to 2.

Matt Borges with the Ohio Republican Party says he believes Husted was right to ask the high court to overturn in-person voting on that weekend, but his party is now focused on getting the vote out.

“From our standpoint, it really doesn’t matter.  You tell us what the rules are, we play by them.  And now that we know, we’ll make sure to get our people turned out to vote.”

For his part, Husted says he’s set early voting hours that are uniform and give all Ohio voters the same opportunities, regardless of the county where they live. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
Great article ... important perspective.

Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
"the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

Experts debate whether to legalize marijuana in Ohio
I'm an Iraq war veteran and I know for a fact that medical marijuana will help my PTSD.. I can't stand taken these freaking pills mo more. I will not bow when t...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University