State Representative Michael Henne (R-Clayton) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 10, which clarifies laws pertaining to Ohio’s elections and polling places.

Among the changes in SB 10 is a requirement that electors who are waiting in line to cast a ballot at the time a polling place is scheduled to close be allowed to cast their ballot. Additionally, the bill increases from five to ten minutes the maximum time a voter may utilize a voting compartment or machine if others are waiting.

That requirement does not apply to anyone who requires assistance, such as anyone who is blind, disabled or illiterate. Individuals with a disability are permitted to receive assistance in marking a provisional ballot and in completing the required affirmation in the same way that an elector can receive assistance on the day of an election.

Finally, Senate Bill 10 specifies that journalists must be allowed reasonable access to polling places during elections.

“Voting is a right that citizens should utilize. The House is taking appropriate measures to make sure this ability is protected,” Henne said.

Senate Bill 10 will now be sent back to the Senate for concurrence.

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