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US Department of Justice to monitor general election in 2 northeast Ohio counties
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, November 4, 2013 8:14 PM EST
Federal observers will monitor elections in two northeast Ohio counties to ensure there are no violations of the Voting Rights Act.
The department uses observers to monitor elections across the country each year. It did not immediately provide details on the reason for the Ohio monitoring.
Federal officials say observers will watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations in both counties. Attorneys with the department's Civil Rights Division will coordinate the effort and stay in contact with local election officials.