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Information & Analysis

ACLU of Ohio requests extended hours in Delaware County

The ACLU of Ohio today asked local elections officials in Delaware County, Ohio, to extend voting hours at some polling places because polling locations were changed without prior notice to voters. The ACLU of Ohio also asked the Secretary of State to look into the matter. According to a media advisory, Delaware County elections officials sent officials to the former polling places to help direct voters to the correct location. UPDATE: According to this report, the Secretary of State has permitted Delaware County elections officials to provide provisional ballots to those voters who went first to the incorrect polling place and who arrive at the correct polling place after 7:30.

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Of Bouncing Balls and a Big Blue Shift

Edward B. Foley

It is a fortuitous coincidence that the University of Virginia’s Journal of Law & Politics has just published a piece of mine that shows the relevance of the current vote-counting process in Virginia’s Attorney General election to what might happen if the 2016 presidential election turns on a similar vote-counting process in Virginia. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio treasurer receives OK to host town halls

Professor Daniel Tokaji was quoted in an article from the Associated Press about an attorney general opinion that allows the Ohio treasurer to conduct telephone town halls using public money. The opinion will likely have broad ramifications for the upcoming elections, Tokaji said.

“As a practical matter, while that legal advice is certainly right, very serious concerns can arise about whether these are really intended to inform Ohio constituents about the operations of his office or if they’re campaign events,” he said.

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign contribution cap

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion today in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down aggregate limits on political campaign contributions but leaving in place limits on contributions to individual candidates.

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