Obama campaign asks court to allow early voting

Associated Press Published: October 13, 2012
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Husted has said all counties should have the same early voting hours and be open the same days.

Obama's campaign and Democrats had sued Husted and Ohio's attorney general for cutting off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election, while allowing an exception for military personnel and Ohio voters living overseas.

Attorneys for the state contend local boards of election need those final days to prepare for the election, but the campaign's filing says allowing the lower court ruling to stand will not put a burden on those boards.

Before the law was changed, local boards of elections set early voting hours on the three final days and weekday hours and weekend voting varied among counties.