Rep. Clyde Welcomes Restoration Of Last Three Days Of Early Voting
Urges Secretary of State to use better judgment in future so as not to waste taxpayer dollars on pointless lawsuits
June 17, 2014
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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) released the following statement on Secretary of State Husted’s court-ordered directive restoring the last three days of early voting. Secretary Husted was ordered to set hours for the final three days of voting in all counties and reverse the illegal cuts he made back in February of this year:

“As we have been telling Secretary Husted for the past two years, the law requires early voting to be available on the last three days before the election. His actions in defying that law cost the taxpayers of Ohio an unknown amount in unnecessary litigation expenses. With this directive, the Secretary also flouted another law, which requires public comment on all permanent directives. Public comment is greatly needed on the Secretary’s elimination of evening hours for gubernatorial elections, his confusing evening hours for presidential years and his insistence on ending early voting on the final Monday before the ‘close of business’ end time that Ohio law requires. While I am pleased that some hours have been restored, the Secretary needs to show the taxpayers and voters greater respect. I continue to urge him to follow all state and federal election laws and not just those he chooses.”

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