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Tue. 4:41pm: Early voting hours in Ohio set for disputed 3 days

October 16, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio's election chief has set hours for the final three days of early voting that were subject to a legal dispute in the battleground state.

Secretary of State Jon Husted today directed the state's 88 county boards of elections to be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

The move came an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Husted's appeal of a federal appeals court decision reinstating in-person early voting on the disputed days.

President Barack Obama's campaign and Democrats had sued Husted over part of Ohio's law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.



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