Ohio Secretary of State Asks Sixth Circuit to Reverse Lower Court Decision on Early Voting the Weekend before Election Day

On September 4, the Ohio Secretary of State asked the 6th circuit to reverse a recent decision of a U.S. District Court, concerning whether Ohio must let voters vote early on the weekend before election day. The U.S. District Court had required the early voting on that weekend, on equal protection grounds, because the state lets members of the military who are in the U.S. vote early on that weekend. However, the early voting for members of the military is at the discretion of each particular county board of elections.

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