Texas Woman Gets 5 Years for Illegally Voting in 2016 - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 30, 2018
A Texas woman was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison for voting while on probation, The Washington Post reports. Forty three-year-old Crystal Mason said that she didn’t know she was ineligible to vote when she showed up at the ballot box in 2016, and claimed that her probation officer never explained to her that voting was illegal for those on probation under Texas law. As her name was not listed on the voter rolls on the election day, Mason completed a provisional ballot, which ultimately was not counted. Her attorney has already filed an appeal to keep his client out of prison and with her family. However, Mason told reporters that she will “never vote again.”