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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge says there is enough evidence that disabled residents can't take full advantage of absentee voting to continue with a lawsuit filed by the National Federation of the Blind against the state of Maryland.

U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett on Thursday denied a request by an attorney for the state of to issue a judgment in the lawsuit after plaintiffs rested their case.

Attorneys for a separate group for the blind that opposes the lawsuit began calling witnesses Thursday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A hearing is scheduled in federal court in Maryland on a lawsuit seeking to require state officials to provide online absentee ballots for the visually impaired.

The hearing is set for Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore before U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett.

The lawsuit was filed by the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind.

Attorneys for the state and the plaintiffs are set to discuss ballot security issues.

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge in Maryland won't require elections officials to provide online absentee ballots for visually impaired and physically disabled voters in the June 24 primary election.

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett based his decision Wednesday on concerns from state lawyers about ballot security if the system were to go online for the primary. Bennett ordered a hearing for Aug. 13 and 14 at which attorneys for the state and disabled voters will discuss security issues.