ACLU wants Ohio early voting rules to be uniform

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Associated Press

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking the state's elections chief to establish uniform early voting hours in counties across the state.

In its letter to Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) on Monday, the ACLU also pushed for expanding evening and weekend opportunities for Ohioans to cast their votes as the high-stakes presidential election nears.

The letter follows Husted casting a tie-breaking vote on the bipartisan elections board in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County last month that resulted in voting being trimmed on the last two Saturdays and Sundays of October. The county leans heavily Democratic; Husted is a Republican.

Husted's spokesman had no immediate comment Monday. Husted previously has said he will consistently vote against expanding early in-person voting in similar cases of a tie.

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