Case: Ohio ex rel. Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose

20-00388 | Ohio state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker. According to their summary as of 09/05/2020, After Ohio Department of Health ordered the closing of polling places the day before the March primary, the Secretary of State issued a directive to extend absentee voting through June 1 and set June 2 as the date for in-person voting. The Ohio Democratic Party challenged the Secretary of State's authority to s…

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of 09/05/2020,

After Ohio Department of Health ordered the closing of polling places the day before the March primary, the Secretary of State issued a directive to extend absentee voting through June 1 and set June 2 as the date for in-person voting. The Ohio Democratic Party challenged the Secretary of State's authority to set the election date and sought an order to direct the Board of Elections to extend the time for absentee ballot applications and voting, arranging for prepaid postage and return receptacles for absentee ballots, assistance for absentee voters with disabilities or illiteracy, and canvassing of ballots. The Court permitted the Libertarian party to join the complaint. The Court dismissed the Ohio Democratic Party's case at the party's request after the General Assembly passed an act voiding the directive. The Court deemed the Libertarian Party's still pending complaint moot.

People


Judge(s)

French, Judith L. (Ohio)

O'Connor, Maureen (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Clinger, Derek S (Ohio)

Colombo, J. Corey (Ohio)

McTigue, Donald Joseph (Ohio)

Wallace, Ben F.C. (Ohio)

West, Nathaniel Zachary (Ohio)

West [inactive], N. Z. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

French, Judith L. (Ohio)

O'Connor, Maureen (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Clinger, Derek S (Ohio)

Colombo, J. Corey (Ohio)

McTigue, Donald Joseph (Ohio)

Wallace, Ben F.C. (Ohio)

West, Nathaniel Zachary (Ohio)

West [inactive], N. Z. (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Realtors' Complaint in Original Action for Writ of Prohibition

State ex rel. Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose

Ohio state supreme court

March 17, 2020 Complaint

Slip Opinion

Ohio state supreme court

March 31, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Ohio ex rel. ODP v. LaRose

Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

After Ohio Department of Health ordered the closing of polling places the day before the March primary, the Secretary of State issued a directive to extend absentee voting through June 1 and set June… Sept. 5, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=99

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes