DeWine Rejects Voter Bill of Rights Summary

Feb 14, 2014

A proposed state constitutional amendment designed to protect voter rights has hit a snag.

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the petition for the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights," saying its summary contains at least two misrepresentations. DeWine must certify the summary's phrasing before supporters may collect petition signatures to put the measure before voters. It would expand early voting times on weekends and make other changes to election rules. Republicans have raised concerns the measure could lead to more voter fraud. Democrats say voter fraud is rare and recent state changes have limited voter access.