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Ohio Will Have Early Voting Hours the Weekend Before Election Day After All

It's now clear that early in person voting in the weekend just before Election Day is going to take place in Ohio after all. That’s because the nation’s highest court is not going to take up the appeal requested by the state to overturn a federal ruling that allows the 11th hour in person voting.

The Obama campaign has won its lawsuit to keep in place a federal court decision that allows in person voting hours on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day.  Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern is pleased with the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

"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," says Redfern.

Redfern says he’d like even more generous hours on weekends but 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 the Sunday before Election Day from 1 to 5 and on the Monday before Election Day from 8 to 2.  Matt Borges with the Ohio Republican Party says he believes Secretary of State Husted was right to ask the high court to overturn in person voting on that weekend but Borges says the 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," says Borges.

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