A Madisonville woman charged with eight counts of illegal voting over three elections is seeking a plea bargain with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office.
Melowese Richardson, 58, who was a poll worker at the Madisonville Recreation Center's polling place last fall, appeared in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning, where her lawyer, William Gallagher told Judge Robert Ruehlman that he was negotiating plea agreement.
Tuesday is a primary election day in Ohio, but voters in many townships, villages and cities in southwest Ohio won’t have anything to vote on.
The candidate races and ballot issues in southwest Ohio counties are few and far between – in fact, in Butler County, there is no election at all.
In Hamilton County, only 129 of the county’s 545 precincts will be up and running Tuesday, according to Amy Searcy, director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The 129 precincts are in 87 polling places.
A Cincinnati nun charged with illegal voting for filling out and mailing in a ballot in last year's election for a nun who was deceased entered a guilty plea to the charge Tuesday, but she will do no jail time.
Sister Marguerite Kloos, 54, of Delhi Township appeared in the courtroom of Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Winkler Tuesday morning to enter her plea.
Winkler sentenced her to a diversion program for at least a year. If she does not commit any more crimes, the record of her crime will eventually be expunged.