In 2008 Ohio was among six states where thousands of eligible voters were removed from voter rolls [JURIST report] against federal voting law in contravention of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) [text], according to a New York Timesreport [text]. In 2006 a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled that an Ohio voting law requiring naturalized citizens to provide proof of citizenship if challenged by poll workers was unconstitutional [JURIST report]. US District Judge Christopher Boyko said the Ohio voting rule encouraged racial profiling and requested his decision to be forwarded to other states.
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