Rep. Clyde Applauds 6th Circuit Ruling Upholding Early Voting In Ohio
Court ruling removes discrimination based on race from Ohio's voting schedule
September 24, 2014
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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today released the following statement in response to today’s 6th Circuit Court of Appeals order affirming the restoration of early voting access in Ohio by the district court. The Court affirmed that Senate Bill 238 and Secretary Husted’s actions were unconstitutional and violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and that restoring the first week of early voting, evening hours and an additional Sunday of voting was a proper remedy.   

“Once again, a court has ruled that the Ohio GOP’s restrictions on voting are just plain wrong. The voting restrictions in SB 238 and Secretary Husted’s directive would have disproportionately harmed low-income and minority voters in violation of our Constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This is a great victory for the voting rights of all Ohioans.”

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