Woman Who Cast Deceased Mother's Ballot in 2020 Election Sentenced

SCOTTSDALE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Tracey Kay McKee, age 64 of Scottsdale, was sentenced on April 29, 2022, to two years of felony probation and fined $1,730.00 for illegally casting the ballot of her deceased mother in the 2020 General Election.   

The sentence, handed down by Judge Margaret LaBianca in Maricopa County Superior Court, was a result of a guilty plea entered on January 26, 2022, to a single felony count of Attempted Illegal Voting. The case was filed after an investigation by the Election Integrity Unit. The investigation determined that McKee signed Mary Arendt’s name to an early ballot envelope and mailed it to Maricopa County on or between October 7, 2020, and November 3, 2020. McKee is the daughter of Arendt, who died on October 5, 2020, and as such was not eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020, General Election.

Judge LaBianca also signed an order canceling McKee’s right to vote, and she will not be eligible to re-register while on probation.