U.S. Supreme Court leaves Ohio voting restrictions in place

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 13, 2016 11:16 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to reinstate for the Nov. 8 general election Ohio's so-called Golden Week voting procedures, when people could register and cast ballots in the same week, that had been abolished by a Republican-backed law.

Rejecting a request by Ohio Democrats, the high court let stand an August ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a 2014 law imposing new restrictions on when people could register to vote and cast ballots. The appeals court had reversed a May ruling by a U.S. district judge who blocked the law.

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(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)