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Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Early voting to begin next Tuesday, October 7, 2014 for all voters

COLUMBUS – Regarding today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:

“Today’s ruling validates what I have long said, elections in Ohio should be run by the same rules in every county and Ohioans should have the right to make those rules through their elected representatives.

“We are gratified the United States Supreme Court has allowed Ohio’s early voting law to stand.

“I plan to implement state law and the voting schedule established by Democrats and Republicans at the local level, meaning Ohioans will have 28 days of early voting, including two Saturdays and a Sunday.”

“Ohioans can have confidence that it remains easy to vote and hard to cheat in our state.”

Additional Information
United States Supreme Court Order (PDf)
Directive 2014-30: Uniform Days and Hours for In-person Absentee Voting (PDF)

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

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