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Court Orders Two Jailed Ohioans Must Be Allowed To Vote

Dan Konik

A judge has granted a temporary restraining order that allows Ohioans who are in a Dayton jail to cast ballots in this election.

Mike Brickner of All Voting Is Local says a court issued an order that allows two people being housed in a Montgomery County jail to cast ballots. But he says a class action lawsuit on behalf of all jailed voters in the same situation remains under consideration.

“The larger issue of allowing anyone who is a registered voter the ability to cast a ballot in that last weekend before the election – that question will continue to be decided by the court," Brickner says.

Bricker says it is a matter of fairness, because low income voters who can’t afford bail should be able to vote, just like wealthier Ohioans who make bond earlier.