Posted: November 13, 2008
OH-15: First lawsuit challenging provisional ballots in close House race
Supporters of Steve Stivers have sued in the Ohio Supreme Court to have provisional ballots thrown out in his race against Mary Jo Kilroy if they contain the voter's signature but not the voter's printed name. They allege that both are required for the ballot to be eligible for counting. [Read the Complaint]. See here for a 2006 analysis of Ohio's provisional ballot statute. See the EL@M case page for more information and additional court documents.
Editor's note: This post originally stated that Stivers himself was suing to throw out the ballots. Plaintiffs are actually two voters.