Week of October 7, 2012
The latest election law headlines taken from media outlets across the country during the week of October 7, 2012.
- Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania sending mixed messages on voter ID requirements (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Ohio - Federal appeals court says Ohio must count provisional ballots with mistakes due to poll worker error (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
- Pennsylvania - Post-Gazette loses lawsuit to enter polling places (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Ohio - About 106,000 Ohio voters updated addresses online (Canton Repository)
- National - At polls, fears of voter suppression, intimidation (Denver Post )
- Utah - Utah puts 76,000 inactive voters on hold in 2012 (Daily Herald (Utah))
- Montana - Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits (Helena Independent Record)
- South Carolina - Judges say South Carolina law doesn’t discriminate, but must wait until 2013 to take effect (Washington Post)
- Colorado - Colorado county clerks blast Gessler for "errors and oversights" (Denver Post)
- New Hampshire - Voter ID voucher offered by NH Secretary of State (New Hampshire Union Leader)
- Ohio - Ohio Official Will Take Early Voting Decision to Supreme Court (The New York Times )
- National - Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises (The New York Times)
- Ohio - As Nov. 6 nears, Ohio rules still not set (Cincinnati Enquirer)
- Ohio - Appellate judges say balloting during 3 days before election is open to all (Toledo Blade)
Commentary on the latest developments in election law during the week of October 7, 2012.
- Foley - “Right Church, Wrong Pew” Ballots Must Count: a Cause for Celebration
- Foley - Ohio Early Voting Rules at the Supreme Court: The Possibility of a Nonpartisan Decision
- - The Soundness of the Equal Protection Holding in the Ohio Early Voting Decision
- Foley - The “Equitable” Aspect of the Sixth Circuit’s Early Voting Decision
Information & Analysis
Information and analysis on the latest developments in election law during the week of October 7, 2012.
- Response Filed in Supreme Court in Ohio Early Voting Case
- Sixth Circuit Issues Opinion in Provisional Ballot Cases
- Federal Court Preclears SC Voter ID Law for Future Elections, But Not 2012
- Husted Will Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Below is a list of important litigation documents that were added to our site during the week of October 7, 2012. For a complete list of documents for a particular case, please visit the respective case page. You can view all cases EL@M is following by visiting the Major Pending Cases.
- SEIU v. Husted (Case Page)
Opinion (filed 10/11/12)
- South Carolina v. United States (Case Page)
Opinion Delaying Implentation of Voter ID law until after 2012 election