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Ohio Elections Chief Seeks Review Of Voting Irregularities

Ohio's secretary of state is seeking a review of last year's election for any instances of voter suppression or fraud in the perennial battleground state. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) said Wednesday he would direct local elections officials to conduct a review of any irregularities reported to them. Husted sought a similar review in 2012 and found that fraud cases were rare. The directive was among the priorities he discussed for his new term in office during a speech to the Ohio Association of Election Officials. Husted is again calling for online voter registration. He also wants to ensure that Ohioans can track their absentee ballots online, as military voters already do. He said he would like to see it ready to go before the 2016 primary elections.