TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury indicted 45-year-old Kenneth Russell Nelson, of Tucson, with one count of False Registration and three counts of Illegal Voting, for illegally registering to vote and casting a vote while he was an inmate at the Pima County Jail.
The indictment issued in September of 2021 alleges that Nelson falsely completed a voter registration form in 2018 indicating that he had not been convicted of a felony or that his rights had been restored. The indictment alleges that Nelson had previously been convicted of a felony offense and had not had his rights restored since that conviction in 2007. Nelson is purported to have voted in the 2018 primary and general elections, and in the 2020 general election.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson is prosecuting the case.
This case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Election Integrity Unit (EIU).
Nelson’s next court appearance is a pre-trial conference before Judge Brenden Griffin in Pima County Superior Court on November 8, 2021, at 9:00am.
Copy of indictment.
No booking photograph is available.