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A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) could invalidate legal provisional ballots. Ohio is widely viewed as the most critical state for both presidential campaigns and — with some polls showing a close race — the 11th-hour move could swing the entire election. The directive, issued Friday, lays out the requirements for submitting a provisional ballot. The directive includes a form which puts the burden on the voter to correctly record the form of ID provided to election officials. Husted also instructed election officials that if the form is not filled out correctly by a voter, the ballot should not be counted.
Originally posted by elouina
You failed to mention why they are doing this. Right now Adolph Hitler is a registered voter in Ohio. Something really does need to be done about this kind of shenanigans. They have no clue just how many voters are fake. And how would you feel if those fake voters were just enough to swing the election? In other words, the winner would not really be the true winner. This is the true crime.edit on 4-11-2012 by elouina because: (no reason given)
Voters will be obligated to write on the provisional ballot form what type of ID they show at the polls and not rely on poll workers to do it for them, according to the directive issued late Friday afternoon.
Some voter advocates are crying foul. Attorney Subodh Chandra said he has asked a federal court to throw out the measure.
Matt McClellan, press secretary for Husted, said the secretary of state has not added a new regulation. He said the directive was needed because of recent court rulings, so that poll workers know what is expected of them.
Chandra said Husted has ordered county boards of elections to reject provisional ballots when the form is not properly filled out.
Originally posted by CincinnatiReds
I don't think it could possibly be any easier to fill out. Are Democrats not capable of filling out their name and marking a box?
Ohio Rev. Code § 3505.181(B)(6) provides that, once a voter casting a provisional ballot proffers identification, “the appropriate local election official shall record the type of identification provided, the social security number information, the fact that the affirmation was executed, or the fact that the individual declined to execute such an affirmation and include that information with the transmission of the ballot . . .
Written by Sunwriter on the Cleveland article posted above.
Originally posted by CincinnatiReds
It's a sheet of paper you fill out before voting and literally right in the middle of the paper are two check boxes asking you two fill in which form of Identification you used. Check box one is for license box two for the last four of your SS#. It's clearly labeled and nearly impossible to screw up, I Voted early. I don't think it could possibly be any easier to fill out. Are Democrats not capable of filling out their name and marking a box?edit on 4-11-2012 by CincinnatiReds because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ssj2gohan83
Wrabbit, the problem isn't showing an id, its the barriers to acquiring one if you are really poor, or live in a county that doesn't have a DMV facility.
Originally posted by Taiyed
The problem with the voter ID laws that the Republicans have been trying to pass (and have been struck down by the courts, if that tells you anything) is that they put the burden on obtaining the proper ID on the voter.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
*Elderly without ID? Now, we have a major point of agreement. This IS an issue for that group. My Grandmother is over 90, God bless her. She lives in the Valley outside Los Angeles....and never learned to drive. Her whole life, never once has she driven an automobile. So the idea that every elderly person should, naturally have an ID ..IS silly and wrong. So what solution? Well, the Government finds the way and finds the resources to help the elderly get to medical and other appointments when and as needed. Why can't they offer the SAME thing for both ID's (free to them) and the polling place itself on vote day? Giving those folks a ride....STATE supplied....and the assistance they require to participate seems a small thing to do for our elderly folks, right?