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Ohio Law Firm Registers Juvenile Delinquent Voters

CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio law firm is reaching out to a forgotten demographic this election season.

The nonprofit Ohio Justice and Policy Center in Cincinnati is conducting a voter registration drive inside the state's juvenile correction centers.

The group hopes to register about 400 people by Monday's deadline so they can vote by absentee ballot.

In Ohio, imprisoned felons can't vote. But people in juvenile facilities are not considered to have been convicted of a crime. The are eligible to vote, provided they are 18 years old on Election Day.

Law firm director David Singleton says voting will help give them a stake in their communities.

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