Loading…
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 7/22/2008

GOP criticizes ruling by Ohio elections chief

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio's elections chief won't require counties to mail voters an absentee ballot application ahead of the November election.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says the Ohio Legislature didn't provide enough money for all counties to pay for the mailings.

Republicans lawmakers disagree. They said Tuesday there is enough money to go around if it is spent only on counties that don't already fund the mailings with their own money.

Franklin County, Hamilton County and Cuyahoga County home to Ohio's largest cities use their own funds. Republican state Rep. Jay Hottinger says Brunner ignored lawmakers' intent to have a uniform process around the state.

This will be the first presidential election in Ohio in which voters don't have to provide a reason for voting absentee.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.