Judges order Ohio to reinstate purged to voters

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just halted Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s purge of the state’s voter rolls.

The ruling handed down yesterday, allows Ohio voters who had their registrations cancelled to cast provisional ballots in the Nov. 6, 2018 election.

The case led by the A. Philip Randolph Institute lost its claim that Ohio’s purge of its voter lists was unconstitutional when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio’s right to “clean up” its voter lists.

But they continued to challenge the use-it-or-lose-it process that kicks out the voter registration of anyone who has not voted in the last three federal elections.

Ruling there wasn’t an emergency need to block “purges,” the 6th Circuit Judges said it could consider that part of the appeal later.

If you believe your voter registration was revoked, you can go to the polls, re-register and cast a provisional ballot during early voting or on election day. 

If you have questions, call your county board elections.  You can find more voter information at https://voterlookup.sos.state.oh.us/voterlookup.aspx

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Phone: 614-841-1918
Fax: 614-841-1299