Cochise County Woman Sentenced For Casting the Early Ballot of Her Deceased Mother

COCHISE COUNTY – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that 56-year-old Krista Michelle Conner of Cochise County was sentenced today (June 6, 2022) by Judge Timothy Dickerson of Cochise County Superior Court to three (3) years of supervised probation on one count of Illegal Voting, a Class 6 felony, for illegally casting the early ballot of her deceased mother during the November 2020 general election. 

Conner's voter registration was also revoked and may be reinstated upon completion of probation. As a condition of that probation, Conner was ordered to pay $890.00 in fines and surcharges and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

Conner illegally placed a signature on the envelope of her recently deceased mother’s early ballot envelope and cast a vote on behalf of Caroline Jeanne Sullivan. Sullivan died approximately one month before Conner signed the envelope.

Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson prosecuted the case. The investigation was handled by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Election Integrity Unit.

A copy of the indictment is available here. 

A copy of the sentencing agreement is available here.