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Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Columbus – Regarding today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay in SEIU v. Husted, see attached, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:

“With six days to go before Election Day, I am pleased that the Court has granted a stay in this case so that I can give the 88 county boards of elections the clear direction they need on the rules for processing provisional ballots.

“The decision of the lower court was outside of the scope of the original litigation and had the potential to cause significant problems and confusion on Election Day. Voters could have cast ballots wherever they wanted to in the county, regardless of their eligible precinct.”

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