Elections chief removes county board members

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The state's elections chief has officially removed three members of the troubled Lucas County elections board in northwestern Ohio.

Secretary of State Jon Husted made the move Thursday.

It comes just a few weeks after he said the three needed to be replaced because of dysfunction plaguing the board in Toledo.

A former state official appointed by Husted to evaluate the board says a review found a long list of problems. A series of missteps and squabbling earlier this year delayed voting results for hours in the primary election.

Husted says board director Gina Kaczala (kuh-ZAH'-luh) will remain on an interim basis.