Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Order that stayed a lower court’s ruling which had expanded early voting in Ohio.

Husted made clear that fair elections involve consistent rules across all counties and that the voting schedule created  pursuant to Ohio’s early voting law was approved on a bipartisan basis by local Democrat and Republican election officials.

Secretary Husted’s statement reads:

“Today’s ruling validates what I have long said, elections in Ohio should be run by the same rules in every county and Ohioans should have the right to make those rules through their elected representatives.

“We are gratified the United States Supreme Court has allowed Ohio’s early voting law to stand.”

“I plan to implement state law and the voting schedule established by Democrats and Republicans at the local level, meaning Ohioans will have 28 days of early voting, including two Saturdays and a Sunday.”

“Ohioans can have confidence that it remains easy to vote and hard to cheat in our state.”

Secretary Husted linked to the U.S. Supreme Court Order found HERE.

And the Secretary linked to his directive to all County Boards of Elections which spells out the early voting days and hours for the upcoming election. See HERE.

Secretary Husted statement can be found HERE.

Early voting begins October 7th.