- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans are poised to start casting early ballots Tuesday for the November election as court action on the swing state’s voting schedule is pending.

The state’s attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a federal judge’s order that expands Ohio’s early voting schedule this fall.

The judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered the state’s election chief to set additional times, including evening hours. The order moved the start of voting to Tuesday instead of Oct. 7.

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court has upheld the order, though the state is appealing to the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

An association of Ohio’s election officials says boards would be ready for early voting no matter a court’s decision.

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