Authorities investigating alleged voter fraud incident

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Leader Staff

Authorities are investigating an alleged incident of voter fraud during the spring election and presidential primary on April 5.

Shawano police received a complaint from City Hall on Thursday alleging that a man who voted in Shawano also voted in the town of Herman. According to the police report, the man signed in as a voter and was given a voting number at both polling places. The man denied having voted in the town of Herman, according to the report.

Voters were required under state law to present a photo ID to cast a ballot in the April 5 election. However, the address on the ID does not have to be verified if the voter is already registered and listed with an address in the poll book.

Deputy City Clerk Lesley Nemetz said the address is checked when the voter registers. In this case, the man registered to vote in the city of Shawano on election day, and a Shawano address was verified.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are working with Shawano County sheriff’s deputies on the matter.