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By USA Today
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:39 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday to develop a special commission assigned to find ways to make voting easier, the White House announced.

The bipartisan commission will deliver a report to Obama later this year with proposals on how state and local officials can “shorten lines and promote the efficient conduct of elections,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

“That report is intended to serve as a best practices guide for state and local election officials to improve voter's experience at the polls under their existing election laws,” Earnest said.

The commission will be chaired by attorneys who worked in last year's presidential campaign: Bob Bauer, general counsel for Obama, and Ben Ginsberg, national counsel for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Obama pledged to develop the commission in this year's State of the Union Address, saying he wants “to improve the voting experience” in the United States.

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