Posted: November 6, 2012
State Files Response in Ohio Provisional Ballot Cases
The state of Ohio and Secretary of State Jon Husted filed a memorandum today in the NEOCH v. Husted and SEIU v. Husted provisional ballot cases. The State and Husted opposed the plaintiffs' emergency motion for clarification of the district court's order on the counting of provisional ballots. The dispute centers on the respective roles of poll workers and voters in ensuring that provisional ballot forms are properly completed. Oral argument is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.