Federal judge approves settlement over Ohio voter ID law
By Kyle Maichle
The judge ordered Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to pay over $500,000 in legal fees in 60 days after the judge approved a settlement between the Secretary of State and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless which stems off a 2006 lawsuit over the voter identification law
As part of the agreement, voters in Ohio are not required to buy photo identification and can vote a provisional ballot if no identification is provided. Secretary of State Brunner must issue a directive to all county elections officials over the settlement agreement. The settlement runs until 2013.