Another Ohio County To Hold Weekend Voting Hours, Defying Secretary of State’s Directive

The commissioners of Mahoning County, Ohio, which contains the city of Youngstown, voted unanimously to keep the board of elections open on three October weekends for early voting. The decision flies in the face of the Ohio Secretary of State’s directive restricting voting hours to weekdays. Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, suspended two Democratic board of election members in Montgomery County after they pursued weekend voting hours. Mahoning County is 16.1% African American and went to Barack Obama in 2008 by 62% of the vote.