An Evansville woman received her sentencing in court on Thursday after pleading guilty to the Level 6 Felony charge of Unauthorized Absentee Ballot back in May.
69-year-old Janet Reed was sentenced to 18 months of probation on Thursday after prosecutors said she mailed out over 300 primary ballot applications to voters in 2020 that were pre-marked for the Democratic Party.
Reed has also been ordered to pay $2,740 to the Vanderburgh County General Fund.
The crime carried a maximum sentencing of two-and-a-half years in prison.
In Indiana, voters must ask for either a Republican or Democratic ballot and make the choice by checking a box.
The Vanderburgh County Democratic Party released a statement on Thursday following Reed's sentencing.
"Accountability is always important," the statement said. "Ms. Reed was working independently on this project and has been held accountable for her actions."
Reed’s lawyer says this wasn't an attempt to fix the election. Reed claims she was trying to help older voters who were confused by the voting process.