OHIO: Up To 90-Minutes Travel To Ballot Drop Box

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:

Voting-rights advocates say it could take some Cuyahoga County residents as long as 90 minutes in travel time to cast an absentee ballot at the county’s only drop box.

Attorneys for the League of Women Voters and the NAACP of Ohio this week cited the difficulties of low-income residents as part of a filing in U.S. District Court in Cleveland that seeks multiple drop boxes in each county in Ohio. They say several boxes would prevent delays by the mail system and allow residents to vote without fears caused by the pandemic.

The organizations are fighting Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s [photo] directive that allows just one dropbox per county, which they say limits voters’ rights and is unconstitutional. Judge Dan Polster will hear testimony Wednesday from the organizations, LaRose and President Trump’s campaign.

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