Ohio elections chief sets new early voting hours

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Associated Press

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 6:06 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief has issued new early voting hours for the final days before Election Day following a federal judge's order last week.

Voters in the battleground state will get a total of 18 hours to vote in person on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before presidential primaries and presidential and gubernatorial general elections.

Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) on Tuesday directed Ohio's 88 county elections boards to be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday for the major contests.

Husted also set hours on the final days for municipal, primary and special elections.

His directive follows a federal ruling in a 2012 lawsuit filed by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and Democrats.

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