News Release from Mercer County Board of Elections
(11-19-20) During the November 17, 2020 Mercer County Board of Elections Meeting, the Board of Elections was informed of a possible voter fraud issue discovered while conducting election canvassing for the November 3, 2020 election. The allegation was that a person had reportedly tried to vote twice, once in Mercer County and once in Mahoning County.
On November 18, 2020, the Board of Elections requested the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office investigate the allegation.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office has completed its investigation.
The Board of Elections can now report that the investigation revealed that there was no voter fraud. The investigation found two female voters who share the same first name, middle name, and date of birth. They have different last names and the sheriff’s office has confirmed that they are, in fact, two different people, one living in Mercer County and one living in Mahoning County.
The Board of Elections thanks the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for their swift and efficient investigation.
The Board of Elections apologizes to all parties concerned and regrets any inconvenience caused.
Finally, because of the importance of the integrity of all elections, the Board will continue to exercise due diligence and remain vigilant when reviewing all potential allegation of election fraud.