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Advocates, officials: Indiana rules frustrate voters

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Experts say Indiana's increasingly complicated voting regulations and last-minute changes frustrate voters and keep them away from ballot boxes.

Indianapolis radio personality Amos Brown told a legislative panel Thursday that his longtime polling place had changed three times in recent years without any explanation. Brown says the change made it extremely difficult for people who didn't own cars to vote.

Brown says such "willy-nilly" shifting of polling sites makes people suspect their votes are being targeted for suppression.

Election Division Democratic co-director Trent Deckard says voter registration has become so complicated that some officials need an attorney to explain it to them.

Deckard says the 52 pages of changes since 2012 cause confusion that can lead to shoving matches at polling sites.

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