Suspended Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter can’t run for office this fall, but she’s still fighting for her right to vote.
Hunter asked a federal judge Wednesday to reinstate her voting privileges, which were revoked by the Hamilton County Board of Elections because of her felony conviction for mishandling documents when she was a judge.
Hunter’s lawyers say Ohio law only bars voting by people who have been convicted of a felony and are currently incarcerated. The board of elections, based on a legal opinion from the prosecutor’s office, says Hunter’s felony conviction alone bars her from voting.
Hunter was one of the litigants in a key 6th Circuit case on the meaning of Bush v. Gore.