Despite touting his campaign slogan of “making it harder to cheat and easier to vote,” Jon Husted’s decision to restrict early voting on weekdays from 8am to 5pm and to cut Sunday voting simply ignores the realities of everyday, hard-working Ohioans. His one-size fits all directive doesn’t make it easier for ALL Ohioans to vote, it makes it harder.
Ohio’s elected officials should be making it easier to vote, but Secretary of State’s directive does irreparable harm to the people of Ohio. One-size-fits-all solutions don’t work for our diverse state. Our largest county is 95-times the size of the smallest—our local elections officials need the flexibility to craft a system that works for their voters. At a time when 400,000 plus Ohioans are unemployed or underemployed, and we have middle class folks working two and three jobs to make ends meet, working families should not lose their voice in our government because we suddenly we want to close the polls on Sundays–the only day that some have off.
In advance of SOTS address, Gov. Kasich OKs partisan voter bills, Ed FitzGerald ‘livid’
John Michael Spinelli | Columbus Government Examiner
Among the various issues he talked about Friday at a press gaggle at Democratic Party headquarters in Columbus, Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald had not heard the news that the governor he wants to unseat in November would sign two partisan voter reform bills aimed at suppressing Democratic votes this fall.
Republican Secretary of State has turned the office into a partisan lapdog, not a watchdog for voters’ rights
In response to Secretary of State Jon Husted failure to speak out publicly today against SB 205 or SB 238 as passed by the Ohio House of Representatives, ODP Deputy Communications Director Brian Hester released the following statement: