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Presidential Commission To Discuss Voting In Miami

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President Barack Obama waves upon his return at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2012 after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves upon his return at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2012 after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — A presidential commission dedicated to fixing voting problems is set to host its first public meeting in Miami.

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration will convene at the University of Miami Friday for the day-long event. It will hear testimony and take public comment from election officials and citizens.

President Barack Obama formed the bipartisan commission to improve the electoral process after voters faced long lines and other obstacles in last year’s elections. Miami was ground zero for Florida’s voting problems: Some voters waited between five and eight hours to cast ballots.

Among those scheduled to speak is Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old North Miami woman who waited hours to vote in the 2012 election. Obama hosted her at his State of the Union address this year.

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