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Potential candidates from the Futaba electoral district are having trouble reaching voters to cast ballots in the upcoming Fukushima Prefectural Assembly race. The reason is simple, if unusual: Many have evacuated from the district, which is near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Campaigns for the prefectural assembly election officially kick off Thursday, with the election itself to be held on Nov. 20.

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