Voting Rights

Chandra Law lawyers have been fighting for a decade to protect Ohioans voting rights against an onslaught of schemes by government officials to suppress the vote.

Major victories include

  • Obtaining (with co-counsel) a federal-court judgment that declared unconstitutional an Ohio law that would permit poll workers to discriminate against naturalized U.S. citizens by demanding their certificates of naturalization.
  • Obtaining (with co-counsel) multiple orders against Ohio's Secretary of State that minimized the chances that Ohio's voter-ID and provisional-ballot requirements would suppress the vote.
  • Stopping a scheme by the Hamilton County Board of Elections to not count provisional ballots that determined the outcome of the election of the first African-American woman to serve as a county judge.
  • Obtaining federal-court rulings that stopped a scheme by state legislators and the Secretary of State to avoid counting provisional ballots.

For his voting-rights advocacy for the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), firm founder and managing partner Subodh Chandra in 2010 was named NEOCH's Advocate of the Year.

In addition, Chandra founded a program in 2008, Vote Early, Vote Big! that transported tens of thousands of African-American churchgoing voters for early voting.

Contact The Chandra Law Firm LLC For Help

For civil-rights advocacy, you can reach our firm, which serves clients throughout Ohio and the nation, by calling 216-578-1700 or by filling out our online contact form.