Good news — a federal court of appeals has ruled against the state of Ohio and reinstated early voting during the final three days of the election.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated in-person early voting in battleground Ohio on the final three days before Election Day, returning discretion to local boards of elections.
A panel of the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled Friday in a case targeting a state law that ends early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.
As a resident of Ohio I can say that I personally received mail from the state informing me that all early voting must conclude before the final three days of the election. That is now no longer the case and early voting can continue during the final three days at the discretion of local election officials.
This ruling should not be confused with an earlier ruling that invalidated Secretary of State Jon Husted’s decree to limit early voting hours.