A Hayes resident was convicted in Gloucester General District Court earlier this month on a misdemeanor charge of obtaining services by false pretense after being charged with attempting to vote twice in the 2020 presidential election.
Jonathan Meade West Sr. was originally arrested on a felony charge of attempting to cast more than one ballot in the election. According to a probable cause statement filed in the case, West is alleged to have said that he was “testing the process.”
The 50-year-old, who is a voter in Gloucester’s York District, cast his absentee ballot on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Gloucester County Voter Registrar’s office. West filled out a check-in page where he wrote his name, address and reason for visiting the office as “absentee.” He also signed and dated the form.
Lisa Hawks, Assistant Registrar, handwrote on West’s check-in form that she verified his identity by his driver’s license. After casting his absentee ballot, Hawks confirmed that his vote had been ...
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