On Ohio Election Day, 2 inmates are granted ability to cast ballots in last-minute ruling

The Cincinnati Enquirer

In an Election Day ruling, a federal judge gave two jailed Ohioans a chance to cast midterm ballots.

Judge Michael H. Watson in the Southern District of Ohio granted a temporary order filed and granted Tuesday. The order was filed on behalf of two men jailed in Montgomery County. A class-action lawsuit was also filed Tuesday in federal court by the Campaign Legal Center, the MacArthur Justice Center and Demos, a think tank.

"Ohio systematically disenfranchises eligible voters who are arrested after the absentee ballot request deadline and detained through Election Day by refusing to provide these eligible voters with access to the ballot," the suit says.

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