Army association honors Ohio secretary of state

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — A nonprofit association is honoring Ohio's secretary of state for his efforts to ease the voting process for military personnel and their families.

The Association of the United States Army planned Friday to present a certificate of appreciation to Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) in the Cleveland suburb of Independence. A spokesman for the group says the certificate recognizes Husted's efforts to simplify the voting process for military personnel and make voting information more accessible.

Husted started the Military Ready-to-Vote program to help active duty soldiers more easily register and vote and get reminders about upcoming elections. He also established the website.

Retired Gen. and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gordon Sullivan was expected to present the certificate. Sullivan is president of the association.

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