County Exec Fitzgerald to Hold SUNDAY Presser re: Husted Suggesting He Won’t Allow BOE to Send Ballots

From the inbox this morning-can’t find it anywhere else though:


Media Contacts: John Kohlstrand: (216) 698-2099 or
Nicole Dailey Jones: (216) 263-4602, (216)338-0863 or


CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald will host a news conference at 4 p.m. today (Sunday, Aug. 28) to outline his response to a threat from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to prevent Cuyahoga County voters who request an absentee ballot from getting one.

Late last week, Husted told Ohio Public Radio that he is considering prohibiting the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections from processing applications for absentee ballots if county government goes forward with a plan to mail an absentee voter application to all active registered voters in the county. The Cuyahoga County Council is scheduled to vote on that plan at 4 p.m. Monday.

FitzGerald will be seeking a U.S. Department of Justice review of Husted’s comments.

Today’s news conference will be in front of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave., in Cleveland.

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