Nov 22 / Erin Ferns Lee

More Signatures Collected to Repeal Ohio Election Law

Voting rights advocates and hundreds of thousands of citizens may successfully put a referendum on Ohio House Bill 194 on the November 2012 ballot.

In September, voting rights groups submitted signatures to “support a referendum on Ohio House Bill 194, which would severely limit early voting, prohibit poll workers from assisting voters completing forms, and make it more difficult for local boards of elections to promote early voting to all registered voters,” according to the ACLU’s voting rights Web site.

When the secretary of state’s validation process showed that they were short 10,000 signatures , the groups collected 166,000 more to put the issue on the ballot, according to a press release from Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.

Husted’s office plans to have the review of the signatures and certification completed by early December.

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