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Originally published Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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Obama orders commission to address voting issues

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a presidential commission to address voting issues.

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WASHINGTON —

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a presidential commission to address voting issues.

Obama announced his plans to create the commission last month in his State of the Union address. The top lawyer for Obama's re-election campaign, Bob Bauer, will co-chair the commission with the top lawyer for Republican Mitt Romney's campaign, Ben Ginsburg.

The goal is to address issues including long lines at the polls, voter registration and voter access.

The order gives the commission six months after its first public meeting to submit a report to Obama about ways to improve the voting experience.

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