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Supreme Court Delays Ohio Early Voting

The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio, one day before it was scheduled to begin.

September 29, 2014

The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio today, one day before it was sched­uled to begin.

“We are disap­poin­ted that by a bare major­ity, the Supreme Court rein­stated contro­ver­sial voting changes that could make it harder for tens of thou­sands of Ohioans to vote,” said Wendy Weiser, director of the Demo­cracy Program at the Bren­nan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. “Courts should serve as a bulwark against roll­backs to voting rights and prevent politi­cians from disen­fran­chising voters for polit­ical reas­ons.”

Since the 2010 elec­tion, new voting restric­tions are slated to be in place in 22 states. Ohio is one of seven states where courts will play a crucial role in 2014. To learn more about the State of Voting, please visit the Bren­nan Center website.

To sched­ule, an inter­view please contact Desiree Ramos Reiner at desiree.rein­er­@nyu.edu or 646–292–8321.