Published Tue, May 15, 2012 10:28 am Dateline
Ohio's governor was expected Tuesday to sign a measure that repeals a contentious new election law that would shrink early voting opportunities in the presidential battleground state.
The law has been on hold since September. That's when Democrats and other opponents gathered more than 300,000 signatures from Ohioans to ask voters on fall ballots whether they wanted to repeal it.
A bill that would rescind the law cleared the Republican-controlled Legislature last week and a spokesman for GOP Gov. John Kasich says he would sign the bill privately Tuesday.
The state's top elections official says with the overhaul's repeal, there's no longer a question to be placed before voters.
Democrats contend the repeal isn't "clean" because it doesn't allow for in-person voting on the three days before Election Day.