All registered voters in Ohio will be able to cast their ballots early, ruled several judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit on Friday. Voters will now be able to vote on the weekend before Election Day on Nov. 6, reports the Washington Post.
“While there is a compelling reason to provide more opportunities for military voters to cast their ballots, there is no corresponding satisfactory reason to prevent non-military voters from casting their ballots as well,” wrote Circuit Judge Eric L. Clay.
“The public interest … favors permitting as many qualified voters to vote as possible,” he added.
But the appeals court ruling could create some confusion. While all must to be allowed if the three-day period is offered, the opinion said that decision could be up to individual Ohio counties.
In-person early voting has started in Ohio and was scheduled to end for all but military voters on the Friday before the election.
Read more at the Washington Post.