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WVU Professor Serves as Election Observer in Ukraine

Woodburn Hall

A West Virginia University political science professor has served as an international observer for the election in Ukraine.

WVU says Erik Herron has been volunteering as an international observer since 1999, monitoring polling places to ensure a fair and honest election.

For Sunday’s election, Herron was based in the city of Odesa. It marked his 13th observation mission with the Committee for Open Democracy.

WVU says information collected by Herron and other observers will be used by the committee to compile a report and issue advice about how to improve the election process.