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Elections Chief Charged

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is appealing three of the six felony convictions that got him ousted from office earlier this year.

The appeal filed last week in the Indiana Court of Appeals challenges his convictions on charges of perjury on his marriage license application, submitting a false voter registration application and casting a fraudulent ballot.

The brief does not contest White’s three other felony convictions.

Attorney Bryan Ciyou did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. The attorney general’s office, which represents prosecutors in appeals, had no immediate comment.

White was convicted of using his ex-wife’s address to vote to keep his Fishers Town Council seat. His sentence of a year of home detention was stayed pending appeal.

Indiana law bars convicted felons from holding office.

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