FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
STATEMENT FROM OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE JON HUSTED
Columbus – Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a stay of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Obama v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:
“Despite the Court’s decision today to deny our request for a stay, I firmly believe Ohio and its elected legislature should set the rules with respect to elections in Ohio, and not the federal court system.
“However, the time has come to set aside the issue for this election.
“Today I have set uniform hours statewide, giving all Ohio voters the same opportunities to vote in the upcoming presidential election regardless of what county they live in.”
Read Secretary Husted’s directive setting uniform hours on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day here.
For more information, please contact Matt McClellanat (614) 995-2239.