“Court orders Ohio boards of election to count provisional ballots in midterms for certain voters purged from rolls”


A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that boards of election in Ohio must count provisional election ballots cast by certain people previously purged from voter rolls for the 2018 midterm elections.

A three-judge panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that votes cast by people purged by the state between 2011 and 2015 must be counted if they still live in the same county of their last registration and if they are not disqualified from voting because of a felony conviction, mental incapacity or death.

The ruling comes as part of a larger challenge to Ohio’s voter purge process.

You can find the majority and partially dissenting opinion at this link. I expect Ohio will try pretty quickly to get this ruling reversed.


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