www.hudsonhubtimes.com -- The state has agreed to settle a federal court lawsuit over expanded voter-registration procedures for low-income people. Under the agreement filed last week in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, low-income people must be given the chance to register to vote when applying for public assistance. The lawsuit said such services are required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The lawsuit was filed three years ago on behalf of the group ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and two people who went to welfare offices but weren't asked about registering to vote, Carrie Harkless of Lorain and Tameca Mardis of Cleveland.
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