BOE Says Republican Committee Chairman Can Vote In Township

By
Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Mar 27, 2012 9:08 am

An elections board in southeast Ohio says a retired U.S. Army major who ran in a Republican Congressional primary can vote in the township he calls home, despite protesters saying he doesn't live there.

The Washington County Board of Elections voted 3-1 to allow Victor Smith to vote in Palmer Township, where he serves as the Republican Central Committee Chairman.
 
Board member James Huggins, also a Republican, says he believes Smith will return to his township home, outside Waterford, where he hasn't lived for more than a year.
 
Smith says he sleeps at his office in Belpre and he plans to return to the home once it is renovated.
 
Smith lost the GOP nomination in the March 6 primary to incumbent Bill Johnson.
 
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