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Husted: Voters Purged From Rolls May Cast Provisional Ballots


Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in court filings voters improperly removed from the rolls could cast provisional ballots this year if a court allows it. He's asked a judge to provide a remedy in a case that challenges Ohio's process for maintaining its voter rolls. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati had found Ohio's procedure violates federal law. It returned the case to a lower court to decide a solution for the affected voters. Husted says, in the interest of resolving the case, the court could allow voters removed in 2015 to cast a provisional ballot in elections through January 2019. He proposed a directive to elections officials outlining safeguards.

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