DA starts collecting evidence on alleged voting irregularities
Published: May 21,2013
CANTON — Complaints about alleged irregularities in Canton elections have prompted the Madison County district attorney’s office to start collecting information in anticipation of an official investigation.
District Attorney Michael Guest tells The Clarion-Ledger seven people have contacted his office about alleged voting irregularities in the May 7 Democratic primary.
Guest says he wants to wait until the municipal election is completed before beginning an official inquiry to protect against any allegations that his office improperly influenced election outcomes.
Ray Rosamond, who lost by four votes for the Ward 1 alderman’s seat, said he has talked with Guest’s office about voting irregularities, such as nonresidents voting or the use of vacant lots as voter addresses.
Rosamond said he also is seeking remedy through the court to examine the absentee and affidavit ballots.
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