Evansville Woman Pleads Guilty to Felony Absentee Ballot Fraud

Janet Reed was accused of mailing out hundreds of absentee ballot applications pre-marked for the Democratic Party.

Posted: May 28, 2021 10:44 AM
Updated: May 28, 2021 12:13 PM

Janet Reed of Evansville, Indiana, pleaded guilty to the Level 6 Felony charge of Unauthorized Absentee Ballot on Thursday.

Reed will be sentenced on Thursday, July 1, at 9:00 a.m. in the Vanderburgh Circuit Court.

Her potential sentencing ranges from six months to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Reed was accused of mailing out hundreds of primary ballot applications to voters in 2020 that were pre-marked for the Democratic Party.

In Indiana, voters must ask for either a Republican or Democratic ballot and make the choice by checking a box. But according to prosecutors, over 300 of the pre-checked ballot applications were mailed by Reed.

An affidavit said that Reed then sent the applications out to voters between April 15 and May 2, 2020.

The pre-marked applications were rejected and voters were notified.

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