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Some Cincinnati poll workers cut over election errors


CINCINNATI (AP) — The county that includes Cincinnati will have hundreds of its poll workers retrained and won't ask 5 percent of them to return because of voting-related problems in last year's election.

The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports 94 of the 163 being "retired" worked at 16 Hamilton County precincts that allowed too many ballots to be cast at wrong locations or precincts. Other workers didn't vote or didn't meet performance standards.

The local board of elections chairman says officials aren't suggesting the workers tried to disenfranchise voters, but it's clear corrective action is needed.

Poll worker training is getting extra attention after a precinct judge who presided at one polling site was sentenced to five years in prison for voter fraud.

The county needs about 2,900 workers to staff 545 polling sites.


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