The Courts Can’t Decide How Many Ballot Drop Boxes Ohio Needs, and Now Everyone Else Is Confused Too
A federal appeals court ruled on October 9 that Ohio can restrict ballot drop boxes to one per county, overturning a previous federal court ruling that said more boxes must be provided.
The whole back-and-forth affair—which is taking place just weeks before Election Day, during a time when Ohioans are already casting ballots—highlights the type of confusion rampant in the lead-up to the 2020 election. In many places, the final stage of the election has become a battle over the mechanics of the voting process, rather than a contest of ideas.
In Ohio, that battle began when Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, ordered counties to set up a single ballot drop-off box at the county election office. That order was challenged by, among others, the Ohio NAACP and the Ohio League of Women Voters, and on October 8 a federal district judge blocked LaRose’s order. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster cited the “disproportionate effect on people of color” that the order would have, and wrote that LaRose was “continuing to restrict [election] boards,”
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