SEIU v. Husted

In June 2012, Advancement Project filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio raising a federal constitutional challenge to Ohio’s “wrong precinct” law, which results in disqualification of provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct even where poll worker error, not the voter’s actions or qualifications, results in the wrongly cast ballot. The suit, brought on behalf of several labor and community organizations, argues that Ohio’s failure to ensure that provisional votes cast by validly registered voters are counted despite poll worker error violates the 14th Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection guarantees, the right to vote for Congress protected by the 17th Amendment, as well as the Voting Rights Act and Help America Vote Act.

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