Posted: September 18, 2008
2 voters sue Ohio elections chief
Two Ohio voters have filed suit against Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Plaintiffs are two of the voters who received absentee ballot applications from the McCain campaign that contained an extraneous checkbox next to a statement that the voter is eligibile to vote. Brunner has told counties to reject such applications if the box is not checked by the voter claiming that state law requires such a box to be checked. Republicans are displeased with her decision and have rejected as inadequate her offer to notify voters and allow them to print an online form and return it with the necessary correction. Approximately one million of these absentee ballot applications were mailed in Ohio. Election Law @ Mortiz is monitoring the case here.