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Provisional Ballots

  Advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party are asking the Supreme Court to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional ballots in the battleground state because of minor mistakes or omissions.  

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in court filings voters improperly removed from the rolls could cast provisional ballots this year if a court allows it.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he'll appeal a federal judge's Tuesday ruling blocking rules for how thousands of absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

Legislature Approves Tougher Voting Requirements

Nov 21, 2013

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have approved two bills affecting voter and ballot rules.

Legislative Democrats say Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has not complied with provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 involving the handling of provisional ballots.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has temporarily halted an attempt by voter advocates to expand the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted.