- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A dispute over early voting rules in Ohio will return to a district court for further proceedings following a ruling from a federal appeals panel in Cincinnati.

On Wednesday, the three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its decision to uphold an order that lengthened Ohio’s early voting schedule and moved the start of voting to this week. That order by a judge doesn’t affect the fall election because a divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request from state officials to delay it.

Early voting in the swing state now will begin Tuesday.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sued in May on behalf of the state’s NAACP chapter and others. The ACLU of Ohio says it is reviewing all the court decisions.

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