Early voting litigation in Ohio

Many media mentions of the Obama campaign’s suit in Ohio over early voting (Miami Herald, CNN, CBS News).

I’ve been contacted about the early voting calendar for 2012.  We are finalizing this document now, but a link to our 2010 calendar may help guide some reporters and advocates.  The caveat, of course, is that a number of states (Florida and Ohio most notably) have made changes to the period for early voting, and these are NOT incorporated a new calendar as yet.

Also, it’s important to pay attention to the level and type of absentee voting in a state.  While Kentucky is listed as the first early voting state in 2010, because the state mailed their domestic absentee ballots in mid-September, Kentucky had less than 5% ballots cast absentee.  In 2010, the first early voting state with substantial levels of non-precinct place voting was Georgia, and their laws have changed.