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  • Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal





    Thursday, September 30, 2004

    If at first you don't direct, issue another directive 

    Give Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell this much - if he doesn't get it right the first time, he'll keep trying if enough people yell at him and threaten lawsuits. Blackwell blew it when it issued a directive to the state's county boards of election that required them to consider ``Any Ohio (registration) form not printed on this (80-pound) paper weight is considered to be an application for a registration form. Your board should mail the appropriate form to the person listed on the application.'' An application for an application? Stupid. Just plain stupid. The idea is to make it easier for people to register to vote. So Blackwell has backtracked. Boards of election may process any valid registration on any weight of paper. That is a heavyweight decision. (Don't forget that the registration deadline is Monday. And no, you still may not register on a cocktail napkin.)

    posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 9:08 AM



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