IN OHIO, A SPELLING ERROR COULD COST YOU YOUR VOTE
Voting is no easy task for Roland Gilbert. The 86-year-old retired Ohio lawyer, who is legally blind, completes his absentee ballot with help from a machine that magnifies the print. So the registered Democrat was not completely surprised to learn he had made an error in filling out his 2014 ballot, entering that day's date in the birthdate field. What surprised him was that it cost him his vote. Local election officials rejected it because it did not perfectly match his registration information on file. "It didn't seem right," Gilbert said. "I felt foolish for making a silly mistake."