Press Releases

  • 10.31.14

    Voter Who Provided Utility Bill as ID Denied Absentee Ballot by Franklin County Board of Elections

    ACLU of Ohio Concerned Other Ohioans Being Denied

    (COLUMBUS, OHIO)— The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is investigating a complaint from a Franklin County voter who was denied an absentee ballot despite providing a utility bill for identification with the application, according to Senior Policy Director Mike Brickner. Under Ohio law, a utility bill, government check, paycheck, military identification, or other government Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 10.23.14

    ACLU of Ohio Announces New Legal and Communications Directors

    Key Positions Will Expand the Organization’s Efforts To Protect Civil Liberties

    CLEVELAND, Ohio—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is pleased to announce the appointments of Freda J. Levenson as legal director and Kim Schuette as communications director, according to Executive Director Christine Link. Levenson will be located at the organization’s headquarters in Cleveland and Schuette will be based out of its Columbus office. “We are Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 09.29.14

    ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Action on Ohio Early Voting

    UPDATE: Ohio Voters Gain Greater Access to Ballot in ACLU Settlement WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today stayed lower court rulings that restored early voting opportunities in Ohio prior to full trial and in time for the midterm election. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a state law and directives that have dramatically Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 09.24.14

    Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ohio Early Voting in Time for Midterm Election

    UPDATE: Ohio Voters Gain Greater Access to Ballot in ACLU Settlement Update 09.29.14: Due to an order by the U.S. Supreme Court, Ohio’s early voting period has changed. Read our press release: ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Action on Ohio Early Voting. CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a federal Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 09.04.14

    Federal Court Restores Early Voting in Ohio in Time for Midterm Election

    ACLU is Challenging the Cuts, Calls Ruling Huge Victory

    UPDATE: Ohio Voters Gain Greater Access to Ballot in ACLU Settlement COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge today ruled that cuts to early voting in Ohio must be reversed in time for the November election. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a state law and directives that have dramatically slashed early voting opportunities in Read more…

    Voting Rights
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