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Voter records bill among issues before Ohio House

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House is slated to vote Wednesday on a bill to bolster the state's voter registration database.

The measure requires state agencies to share data with the secretary of state to help maintain Ohio's voter records. It also reduces the minimum number of electronic voting machines a county must have.

The Ohio Association of Election Officials supports the bill.

Wednesday is the last day the House expects to be in session this year. Senators already have wrapped up work.

Two other election-related bills not scheduled for a vote have drawn more heated reaction.

One would eliminate so-called "Golden Week," during which voters can both register and cast an early ballot. Another puts limits on when unsolicited absentee ballot applications can be sent to voters and who can send them.

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