Fighting Over Provisional Ballots in Ohio

by Jonathan H. Adler

The progressive blogosphere is abuzz with news of alleged efforts by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to “disenfranchise” thousands of Ohio voters by preventing election boards from counting provisional ballots that lack completed affirmation forms (used to verify that a provisional ballot is cast by someone who is eligible to vote and has not already voted).  For a more sober, accurate, and even-handed account of what the Secretary of State actually did, and what is actually at issue, see this post from the Ohio State election law blog.

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