Boyko said the Ohio [JURIST news archive] voting rule encouraged racial profiling and requested his decision to be forwarded to other states. The rule was part of the controversial HB 3 election reform bill [text] passed in February, which also required voters who could not prove their identity at the time of voting to instead cast a temporary ballot that would not be counted if the voter failed to provide citizenship documentation to a county elections board within 10 days of the vote. Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] also ruled [JURIST report] that another part of the bill made it prohibitive for minority parties to be included on ballots. AP has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.