Here in Missouri, as well as in other states across the nation, it is a crime to misrepresent yourself in any way during the election process. Whether you're running for office or casting a vote, voter fraud is considered a serious offense in our state. Depending on the severity of the election crime committed, a person could face serious penalties including a lengthy prison sentence and a steep fine as well.
A Springfield woman is learning this the hard way this month after being accused by police of voting twice in Missouri during the April 7, 2015 election. As is explained in Section 115.631.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, it's a class one election offense to vote more than once in our state. If a person violates this law, they could face up to five years in prison and as much as a $10,000 fine.