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Glitch in Ohio County Incorrectly Marks Voters as Having Already Cast a Ballot

A computer glitch in Geauga County, Ohio, caused the voter registration check-in systems to incorrectly mark some voters as having already voted by absentee ballot. The county’s election director said no voters were turned away because of the mistake.

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