Posted: September 15, 2008
Ohio SoS Requires Hearing for Challenges
Last week, Jennifer Brunner issued a directive ordering local Boards of Election to require an in-person hearing before cancelling the registration of any voter in response to an individual's challenge to their voter registration (see here). Republicans are claiming that the directive essentially rewrites Ohio law. The directive also states that Boards may not cancel the registration of a voter merely because a postcard attempting to confirm the voter's address was returned by the post office undeliverable.