Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted Adds A Step For Voters Who Will Cast Provisional Ballots On Tuesday

Source:  Brandon Blackwell / The Plain Dealer / Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four days before Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted added a new step for voters who will use a provisional ballot on Tuesday.

Previously, election officials were required to write down the form of ID a voter uses when provisional ballot paperwork is filled out. Voters now will be obligated to write in the information themselves, according to the directive issued late Friday afternoon.

The move contradicts Ohio Revised Code stating that election officials are responsible for recording the information.

Some voter advocates are crying foul. Attorney Subodh Chandra said he asked a federal court to throw out the measure .

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