Indications are that early voting in Ohio would help Obama.
Its the same old story, increasing voter registration helps Democrats, restricting registration helps Republicans. In this case the benefit goes to the Democrats.
BBC: Voting begins in US state of Ohio
Early voting is getting under way in the US battleground state of Ohio, five weeks exactly before the 4 November presidential election.
The ruling was welcomed by state Democrats, who hope to encourage college students and other groups such as minorities, the poor and the homeless to make use of the same-day voting period