Provisional Ballots

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.