- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed against three Comanche County residents involved in double-voting cases after Oklahoma’s presidential primary election earlier this month.

The Lawton Constitution (https://bit.ly/22oL80G ) reports that three people had voted twice in the incidents in question.

One of the voters had cast an absentee ballot by mail and then appeared to cast a ballot on Election Day.

The other two voters had participated in the three-day in-person early voting session, but didn’t select a candidate in either case. They then returned on Election Day, and one of them didn’t select a candidate again.

First Assistant District Attorney Irma Newburn said a sheriff’s office investigation and the district attorney’s office review of the case determined that the three voters had no criminal intent in their actions.

“Although no charges will be filed against the three individuals at this time, they could face charges in the future if they commit similar actions in upcoming elections,” she said.

Newburn said letters were sent to each of the three individuals to make them aware of Oklahoma’s election laws in regard to proper voting. They were also reminded that improper voting is a felony offense that could result in a prison sentence.


Information from: The Lawton Constitution, https://www.swoknews.com

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