Tucson man charged with illegal voting in prison

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) – An Arizona grand jury has charged a Tucson man with illegally registering and casting a vote while a prisoner in Pima County Jail, authorities said Thursday.

The indictment charged 45-year-old Kenneth Russell Nelson with falsely filling out a voter registration form in 2018 stating that he was not convicted of a crime or his rights were restored.

It is also alleged that Nelson was previously convicted of a crime and that his rights have not been restored since being convicted in 2017.

Nelson is said to have voted in the 2018 primaries and general elections as well as in the 2020 general election.

He was charged with incorrectly registering and casting illegal votes three times.

As of Thursday, it was unclear whether Nelson has a lawyer who can speak for him.

Nelson’s next trial is a pre-trial conference on November 8th in the Pima County Superior Court.

The case is being prosecuted by the Electoral Integrity Unit of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

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