By Associated Press - Monday, May 2, 2016

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey school board member has been accused of filling out vote-by-mail applications for people who didn’t exist or weren’t allowed to vote.

The Asbury Park Board of Education is reviewing the charges against Felicia Simmons.

Union County prosecutors have said Simmons and Melvin Howell are charged in the alleged scheme.

The Office of Union County Clerk’s Office has said Simmons falsely claimed to have helped an ineligible voter and Howell allegedly filled out applications for bogus voters.

Simmons has served on the board since 2013. She says she is unaware of the matter.

A number listed for Howell was disconnected.

Superintendent Lamont Repollet says they cannot comment at this time.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Simmons can remain a board member.

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