Ohio elections chief asks for voter fraud probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's top elections official has referred a case of potential voter fraud to the state's attorney general for investigation.

Republican Jon Husted said Friday that an initial review by the Fulton County Board of Elections revealed that an individual appeared to have voted in both northwest Ohio and South Carolina in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. Husted asked Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate. The county board told Husted the individual has been registered there since 2006. A person with the same name and personal information has also been a registered and active voter in SouthCarolina since 2002.

Local election officials in both states are reviewing the person's voting history. Participating in the same election in two different states is a fourth degree felony under Ohio law.