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Ohioans Denied Early-Voting Appeal by U.S. Supreme Court

Oct 25, 2012 |

Boards of elections across Ohio were ordered to open their doors to in-person, early voters the weekend before the election by Ohio’s election chief after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the latest appeal on early voting.

All Ohio voters will be able to vote in-person on November 3, 4, and 5.These dates were added to the already planned and approved early voting times on October 22-November 2. Democrats are thrilled with the early voting decision made by the Supreme Court, hoping that a repeat of 2008 will happen once again, with thousands of early voters coming out to vote for President Obama. Democrats were none too pleased with Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, who fought the two previous rulings that proposed even more early voting opportunities.

After Democrats learned of their victory against Husted, they began to educate eligible voters on the early voting hours. As a result of early voting the weekend before the election, all 88 counties in Ohio will have the same early voting hours which are as follows:

-Monday, October 22-Friday, October 26 and Monday, October 29-Thursday, November 1 from 8 am to 7 pm

-Friday, November 2 from 8 am-6 pm

-Saturday, November 3 and Monday, November 5 from 8 am to 2 pm

-Sunday, November 4 from 1 pm-5 pm

For more voting information, please contact your Local Election Official.