Voting Rights Press Release

11.07.16

Purged Military and Overseas Voters Who Requested Absentee Ballot Will Have Ballot Issued to Them

Voting Rights

CLEVELAND—On Saturday, November 5, 2016 a new order was issued in the ACLU of Ohio’s voter purge case that will allow purged military and overseas voters who requested an absentee ballot to have their vote counted.

“This additional directive is important because military and overseas voters are an important subset of Ohio’s population, and the orders made in the voter purge case should absolutely apply to them,” said Mike Brickner, Senior Policy Director at the ACLU of Ohio. “It is important to clarify that this new order applies only to those purged voters who requested ballots already, as the deadline to apply has passed,” said Brickner.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, has instructed the boards of elections to locate any Federal Postcard Applications or a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots that were received, to treat those applications as timely, and to issue absentee ballots to those voters.

Read the language of the directive