- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Groups in Ohio are asking a federal judge to force the state’s election chief to comply with his ruling that expands early voting this fall.

The Ohio chapter of the NAACP and others said in a court filing late Wednesday that Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) has yet to update voter information with an early voting schedule that reflects the court order.

U.S. District Judge Peter Economus told the state to respond to the motion by Friday.

Last week, Economus temporarily blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered Husted to set additional times that include evening hours. Under the order, early voting would begin Sept. 30, instead of Oct. 7.

Meanwhile, a federal appeals court says it will quickly hear Ohio’s appeal of the Sept. 4 decision.



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