- Associated Press - Saturday, September 23, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - Doors to the county elections board in Cleveland will be replaced after a former political official found the building closed but unlocked and unoccupied on a recent Saturday.

Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Board of Elections is investigating why its back door was unlocked when former mayor and Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIN’-ich) arrived Sept. 2. He hoped to cast an early ballot in a Sept. 12 primary.

Kucinich said he entered through an unlocked public door thinking the office was open, then heard an alarm sound and searched for someone to notify but found no one.

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Board officials say they’re certain no one tampered with any votes or uncast ballots.

The county’s board of control has approved $23,000 to replace the building’s front and rear doors.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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