Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Via Atrios, voter registrations in Ohio are being rejected because they were printed on the wrong card stock. As Atrios points out, this violates the 1971 Voting Rights Act.
No person acting under color of law shall -


in determining whether any individual is qualified under State law or laws to vote in any election, apply any standard, practice, or procedure different from the standards, practices, or procedures applied under such law or laws to other individuals within the same county, parish, or similar political subdivision who have been found by State officials to be qualified to vote;


deny the right of any individual to vote in any election because of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting, if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under State law to vote in such election;
Feel free to contact Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell to complain about the illegal action he has taken.

J. Kenneth Blackwell-R
180 E. Broad St., 15th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
E-Mail: blackwell@sos.state.oh.us