State of Ohio Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) released the following statement on today’s U.S. district court decision in which Secretary of State Husted was ordered to restore early voting hours in all counties in time for the November 2014 election. The ruling requires that voters be allowed to cast in-person absentee ballots 35 days prior to the election, which includes the restoration of “Golden Week”: 

“Once again, the courts have reaffirmed the position that there is no room in Ohio for any legislation that makes it harder for citizens to vote. While we celebrate this victory today, we must also realize that more work remains in the fight to establish a permanent set of basic voting rights in Ohio. I urge leaders in Columbus to finally overcome past partisan politics and work together to secure these voting protections permanently in our constitution for all Ohioans.” 

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