Beth White

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Candidate for
Indiana Secretary of State
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionMarion County Clerk
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Beth White is a Democratic candidate for Indiana Secretary of State in the 2014 elections.[1]

White serves as the Marion County Clerk.[2]



See also: Indiana secretary of state election, 2014

White is running for Indiana Secretary of State in 2014. She secured the Democratic nomination at the party's primary convention on May 31, 2014, and faces Republican incumbent Connie Lawson and Libertarian Karl Tatgenhorst in the general election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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Dueling claims of election law violations

Connie Lawson (R) and Beth White (D) have stirred attention in an otherwise quiet race by trading claims of election law violations. White kicked off the feud with charges that Lawson was challenging absentee ballots by voters on the inactive list in two counties.[3] The inactive list keeps track of voters who may not have updated information or voted in recent elections. The secretary's office listed 696,407 registered voters as inactive in August and an outreach effort to update addresses only yielded 47,493 responses.[4] White claimed that Lawson used the lists as a pretense for disenfranchising voters.[3]

State Republican Party chairman Tim Berry countered that there had no been official challenges to inactive voter ballots as of October 23. Lawson supporters have also leveled criticism at White for distributing campaign mailers without disclaimers required by state law. White stated that the printer made an error with the original document and the campaign has stopped distributions of the mailers.[5]

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