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Foley writes op-ed in New York Times for Election Day

November 4, 2014 | Faculty

Prof. Edward B. Foley, the Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law, and director of Election Law @ Moritz, co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times on why the safety net of provisional voting is particularly important right now.

“Provisional ballots can work to prevent disenfranchisement by an invalid state law,” he and Joshua A. Douglas argue. “They are the ultimate stopgap in protecting the fundamental right to vote. Poll workers must provide them; voters must demand them. The stakes could not be higher: In a 2016 swing state, they could even determine the outcome of the presidential election.”

Read the full article here.