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SW Ohio board to discuss police voting addresses

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio elections board plans to discuss Monday how police stations ended up as the voting addresses of 30 law enforcement officers.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/14YIcnz ) 16 of the officers are from Cincinnati, four are from the Hamilton County sheriff's office and others are from nearby towns.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is still researching whether the officers cast ballots while registered at the police stations. No case has been turned over to the prosecutor's office.

State law says voters must register where they live — not where they work. Knowingly filing a false address is a felony crime, punishable by up to a year in prison.

Ohio's elections chief has instructed boards to examine voter rolls and flag commercial addresses that cannot be used for registration.

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