Early Voting Hours In Ohio Set For Disputed Three Days

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Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:46 pm

Ohio's election chief has set hours for the final three days of early voting that were subject to a legal dispute in the battleground state.

Secretary of State Jon Husted on Tuesday directed the state's 88 county boards of elections to be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

The move came within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting Husted's appeal of a federal appeals court decision that reinstated in-person early voting on the disputed days.

President Barack Obama's campaign and Democrats had sued Husted over part of Ohio's law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.

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