Saturday, October 23, 2004

Despite suit, lawyer denied chance to vote

By Cindi Andrews and Sharon Coolidge
Enquirer staff writers

Attorney Jeffrey Bakst is not a registered voter in Hamilton County, the county Board of Elections unanimously ruled early Friday.

Judge Beth Myers of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court later said she could not order the Board of Elections to allow Bakst to vote.

The downtown resident sued in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court earlier this month after learning the Board of Elections never received a registration from him. It was too late to register then.

Bakst claims he registered to vote in January when he got his Ohio driver's license in Mount Healthy.

The clerk marked on Bakst's driver's license application that Bakst did not wish to register, according to documents Deputy Registrar Karen Cloud gave the board.

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