September 28, 2004

Ohio Election Law Woes

There are a number of election stories now coming out of Ohio. A key battleground state, Ohio is---in my view--the most likely candidate for election day problems and therefore post-election challenges should the election be very close again.

Among the most important issues are (1) a dispute over whether Ohio will accept voter registration cards not printed on card stock [The A.P. story is here; Brian Leiter comments here] and (2) Democrats' challenging the Secretary of State's directive providing that provisional ballots cast in the "wrong" precinct won't be counted [Dan Tokaji has the details here].

Ned Foley laments here that Ohio's Secretary of State will not allow international observers for Ohio's election.

Posted by Rick Hasen at September 28, 2004 01:14 PM