Posted: November 19, 2008
OH-15: Federal judge expected to rule tomorrow
Judge Marbley is expected to rule tomorrow on the counting of provisional ballots. Briefs from both sides are not yet available online. According to a Gongwer Ohio report, Judge Marbley said in his court on Monday "from the court's perspective, the most important thing is enfranchisement." Attorney for Secretary Brunner, Richard Coglianese acknowledged that the Franklin County provisional envelope instructs the voter to complete parts of the provisional ballot application but said, "What we really have, your honor, is conflicting mandatory duties. The poll worker has the obligation to make sure the envelope is filled out properly." Brunner has said the Franklin County provisional ballot envelope is different than the one used in other counties.