[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] on Monday blocked a state election law adopted in 2006 that discards provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct. Pursuant to the law, the provisional ballots were rejected even if the error was caused by a poll worker. Approximately 14,000 provisional ballots were discarded [LAT report] in Ohio in the 2008 elections as a result of this law. The legal battle will likely continue...

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