Provisional Ballots Judge Blocks Enforcement Of State Provisional, Absentee Ballot Rules By Associated Press • Jun 8, 2016 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 By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 21, 2013 Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have approved two bills affecting voter and ballot rules. Dems Say Husted Failing To Comply With Federal Law By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Dec 6, 2012 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. Appeals Court Issues Stay In Provisional Ballots Case By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 1, 2012 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.