Another Ohio County Calls For Weekend Voting Hours

Following Montgomery and Mahoning counties, Ohio’s Medina County is seeking a way around Secretary of State Jon Husted’s directive banning early voting on weekends. The board of elections voted to ask Husted to modify the directive to allow early voting on Saturdays leading up to November 6. While Montgomery and Mahoning simply voted to hold weekend hours in defiance of the uniform schedule set by the Secretary of State. Medina, unlike the other two counties, leans Republican and voted for McCain in 2008. Elections officials said 7.6 percent of in-person early voters in the county cast ballots on the two Saturdays the board office was open.