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Ohio statehouse Democrats call for election bill moratorium
Democrats say Ohio's legislature should focus on other issues
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Ohio Democrats want to stop Republicans from changing more election policies.
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State leaders continue to make policy decisions regarding Ohio’s voting rules. But Democrats want to put a stop to these changes.

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House and Senate Democrats are calling for a moratorium on elections-related bills and directives.

Last week the governor signed two bills. One cuts a week off of in-person early voting and the other makes it so only the Secretary of State can give permission to send out unsolicited absentee voting applications -- and then only if the Legislature sets aside money for it.

Democrats are once again crying foul after Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted announced uniform voting hours for the General Election. Democrats criticize the schedule for the lack of evening hours and excluding Sundays and the Monday before Election Day.

In his State of the State address, Republican Gov. John Kasich recognized the fact that it is an election year for him, but called on the Legislature to put politics aside in order to work on issues that can improve Ohio.

Democratic Rep. Alicia Reese of Cincinnati says the governor can prove he is serious by stopping these election-related actions.

“These directives are definitely partisan," Reece says. "I think he can send a real message to the voters of Ohio by saying, ‘I will not sign any voter bills that come across my desk, let’s put a moratorium on it, General Assembly, because there are a lot of other issues we can be working on.’” 

Listener Comments:

I have been told that there is a need for support in Ohio, for the upcoming election? We in Michigan do not have a governor; that has said anything "yet" about changing rules/polices.

We, in Michigan know that, what is happening in Ohio , is not fair. What is your plan of action at this point? I have sent my e-mail address. I have an interest in Ohio, because, it is not fair and Jon Hustead,is attempting to do what he attempted to do in 2012. More importantly, Ohio, is my home. I was born and raised in Cincinnati.

I will wait for your response.

Mrs. Barbara Ford
Detroit Michigan


Posted by: Barbara Ford (Detroit, Michigan) on March 2, 2014 10:03AM
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