Evansville woman gets probation for absentee ballot charge

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Evansville woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to illegally mailing hundreds of absentee voter applications before the 2020 Indiana primary election.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports Janet Reed as ordered to serve 18 months of probation for one count of unauthorized absentee ballot.

Prosecutors say Reed mailed the absentee ballot applications with instructions leaving voters no choice but to participate in the Democratic Party’s primary.

Prosecutors filed the charge in May 2020 after the Vanderburgh County Election Board referred it to them with a letter outlining the legal case against Reed.

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