Ohio Elections Chief Recommends Changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's elections chief wants to simplify the state's voter identification and provisional ballot laws, and increase the number of early voting sites.

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner issued formal recommendations for elections law changes to the legislature on Wednesday, after two conferences and months of meetings.

Consensus about changes is starting to build after months of partisan sniping.

Brunner recommended scrapping the long list of acceptable forms of ID in favor of requiring voters to show either a government issued photo ID or two ids that confirm the voter's name.

Brunner also wants to minimize the number of provisional ballots cast and discarded by allowing certain votes to count if a voter is in the wrong precinct but the right county.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43472082 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=43472082
Gray Television, Inc.