Rep. Clyde: Husted Skirts Law With Additional Cuts To Early Voting
Secretary's directive counter to voter preferences, creates voter confusion
February 26, 2014
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State Representative Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) released the following statement on Secretary of State Jon Husted’s directive cutting in-person early voting hours and eliminating evening and Sunday voting for all 88 Ohio counties:

“Closing the polls stands in direct violation of state law, which dictates that the polls must remain open during the last three days of early voting. The legislature has not succeeded in any of its many attempts to cut off the end of early voting -- it ends on Monday before the election. End of story. 

 “These changes are confusing to voters who rely on in-person early voting, especially during the busiest last three days. This directive makes it harder to vote and disregards the fact that Ohioans do not want their early voting period to be shortened, as evidenced by the nearly 400,000 voters who signed petitions stopping HB 194 during the last General Assembly.”

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