Invoking a new law, Ohio will not be having early voting Saturday, Sunday or Monday, in advance of their election on Tuesday. This move is intended to limit access to voting for those who do shift work, who are dependent on others to get to the polls, who have obligations that would keep them away from the polls. If that sounds unlikely, let me explain. I voted absentee for two years because I was my disabled mother’s caregiver and could not leave her alone while I voted. As much as we might like to think that people work eight hour days, the truth is too many of us work multiple part-time jobs and it is very possible for some of them to be working the 12 hours that the polls will be open.
They managed to do this in spite of the hold put on the new voter suppression law with the filing of a petition to referendum the law.
Barring early voting before an election is just another way the Republicans hope to win by cheating. The more of us they can keep from the polls, the better for them. Or at least that’s what they think.