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Four Elections Employees Suspended Over "Clerical Error"

TOLEDO, OH -- Four Lucas County Board Of Elections employees are now on paid suspension after board leaders say there could have been a mistake with the November elections process.

Republican chair Bernadette Noe says there's a possible clerical error concerning the elections that needs to be checked out. When News 11 asked what that error was, Noe said she couldn't go into it until the next scheduled board meeting which is Wednesday.

She says it's not a big error but the board cannot take any errors lightly. Noe has referred the matter to the Lucas County Prosecutors Office to look into it. The investigation involves two Republicans and two Democrats. All of that happened in executive session.

During the meeting, Board of Elections Director Paula Hicks-Hudson told the board she is stepping down. She says it's a personal decision to resign and it has nothing to do with the Secretary of State putting the county on administrative oversight. "It's been a long and arduous trip with this election and I just made the decision that it's time for me to look at my options and move on," Hicks said.

"I feel badly for Paula. She's perfectly capable and well qualified. I don't think the Secretary of State did any favors for any board of elections this year," said Lucas County Chairperson Sandy Isenberg. In response to Isenberg's statement, the Secretary of State's office tells News 11 the board has performed poorly and there have been oversights that can be directly related to the director and the board itself.

There's no word yet on when Hicks-Hudson will officially leave office, but Isenberg says the party will now start looking for her replacement.

Posted 4:50 pm, Friday, December 3, 2004 by MDH

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