Vote fraud hearings rescheduled

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Hearings by the Portage County Board of Elections have been resceduled for March 22 for two voters who cast ballots at their old voting precincts in last November's general election.

On Tuesday the elections board agreed to continuances requested by attorneys for Robert Teach, formerly of Randolph, and Thomas Regovich, formerly of Ravenna.

The board is investigating votes allegedly cast by Teach and Regovich after they moved but did not change their voter registration.

The board alleges that Teach voted in his former Randolph precinct after he moved to Brimfield, and that Rogovich, who lives in Lake County, voted using his former Ravenna address.

Voter fraud is a fifth-degree felony offense punishable by up to a year in prison.

A third hearing on March 22 will hear a protest to the candidacy of Matt Bross, who is running for a council-at-large seat in Streetsboro.

Bross is being challenged on the basis of whether he properly filed a required background form with the city.

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