Ohio GOP Loses Bid To Limit Drop Boxes, Will Appeal

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Ohio county boards of elections can offer off-site drop boxes and collection of voters’ absentee ballots, a federal judge ruled today. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster blocked Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order, which prohibited off-site drop boxes. But the Republican elections chief will appeal.

Democrats and voting right advocates pushed for more drop box locations amid record-setting absentee ballot requests and concerns about U.S. Postal Service delivery.

Polster found that limiting each county to one drop box location had a “disproportionate effect on people of color” living in more populous counties, imposing a “significant burden” on their right to vote.