Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Ohio ‘Wrong Precinct’ Law

According to an email from the Advancement Project, a U.S. District Judge granted an injunction Monday against a 2006 change to Ohio’s election law that said votes cast in an incorrect precinct are to be discarded — even if the voter followed the instructions of poll workers. The Advancement Project — one of the plaintiffs in the case — released a statement from its co-director Judith Browne Dianis: “This ruling reflects the common sense that voters should not be disenfranchised because of an election official’s error.”