Early Voting Voting Law Challenge Goes To Federal Court Today By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 4, 2016 Ohio Public Radio A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments today on Ohio's voting laws. Ohio Governor Signs 2 Contentious Election Bills By Associated Press • Feb 21, 2014 Republican Gov. John Kasich has signed into law two election-related bills heavily criticized by Democrats. House Approves Bill Restricting Voter Access To The Polls By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 20, 2014 The Ohio House has approved proposals to trim early voting hours and set rules for mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications. In-Person Voting Numbers By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Nov 6, 2012 The in-person absentee voting period ended yesterday, with nearly 70-thousand people voting early in Franklin County.