Ohio Democratic Party v. Blackwell (Algenon L. Marbley, S.D. Ohio 2:04-cv-1055)
At 5:54 p.m. on election day 2004, Ohio’s Democratic Party filed a federal action to keep polls open longer in two counties, alleging that an insufficient number of voting machines was resulting in long lines, which was discouraging voters. The court ordered the polling places to offer voters alternative methods of voting.
Topics: Polling hours; voting technology; provisional ballots; absentee ballots.