Carletta Farris was alerted by a Clarkson candidate who felt that some of the voter registration cards turned in from that community were not legitimate.
In fact, according to records obtained at the county clerk’s office, three of the voters who registered on October 2 claim addresses in the Clarkson city limits that do not exist.
Farris has notified precinct workers to be careful when checking voters in to vote.
“I have been told there are some discrepancies about a certain address at the precinct and have contacted the precinct officers to pay special attention,” said Farris. “The officers are trained to verify addresses and ask for ID if they do not know the voter personally.”
Farris also said, that if a person has the wrong address listed on the registration card they will have to sign an Oath of Voter, giving the correct information.
“We did have four people registered at that address in Clarkson,” said Farris. “But one of the men came in and changed his address.”
On the voter registration form there is a warning that if a voter signs the form and knows the information given is untrue, then a voter can be convicted and fined up to $500 as well as sent to prison for up to one year.
If a person signs that oath and it is a lie then the case can go before the grand jury and an indictment can be handed down for perjury or voter fraud.
The Commonwealth Attorney would then decide the fate of any individual who knowingly lies on a registration form and votes in an illegal precinct.