- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Election records show the former mayor of Charlotte recently sentenced to prison for taking bribes cast a ballot in the election.

Michael Dickerson, the county’s election director, confirmed Tuesday that Cannon cast an early ballot on Oct. 30. Dickerson told The Charlotte Observer (https://bit.ly/1xZRW1j ) that he cannot remove the name of a felon convicted in federal court until the U.S. Attorney’s Office tells him to. As of Tuesday, he says he has not received a notice.

Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte, said Cannon lost his right to vote as early as June 3, when he pleaded guilty to a corruption charge. Forrest said at the very least, Cannon lost his right to vote Oct. 14, when he was sentenced to more than three and a half years in prison.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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