Two More Pima County Jail Inmates Accused Of Illegally Voting In 2020 General Election

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TUCSON, AZ – Two more Pima County Jail inmates, Michael Damian Herrera, and Shadae Alexis Smith, have each been indicted on one count of False Registration and one count of Illegal Voting.

The individuals allegedly illegally registered to vote and cast votes in the 2020 General Election while they were inmates at the Pima County Jail, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

The 25-year-old Herrera is alleged to have falsely completed a voter registration form indicating that he had not been convicted of a felony or that his rights had been restored. Herrera, however, had previously been convicted of three felony offenses and had not had his rights restored since his most recent conviction in 2018.

Herrera is being held in the Pima County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Herrera was arraigned in Pima County Superior Court on October 7, 2021. Herrera’s next court date is a status conference on February 22, 2022.

Smith, age 29, is accused of falsely completing a voter registration form indicating she had not been convicted of a felony or that her rights had not been restored. Smith, however, had previously been convicted of two felony offenses and had not had her rights restored since her most recent conviction in 2010.

Smith was transported from the Arizona Department of Corrections where she was serving an unrelated sentence and is currently being held in the Pima County Jail in lieu of a $1,000 bond. Smith’s next court date is a pre-trial conference on December 1, 2021.

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