Southfield clerk to stand trial on altering voter records charges

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 10:49:43-04

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — An election official in suburban Detroit will stand trial on charges related to the handling of absentee ballot records.

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The Michigan Attorney General’s office says Sherikia Hawkins was bound over this week to Oakland County Circuit Court. Hawkins is the elected clerk in Southfield. She's charged with election law-falsifying records and forgery of a public record, among other charges.

The attorney general’s office says a computer was used to fraudulently modify a qualified voter file after the November 2018 election to falsely reflect that previously logged absentee ballots were void due to arriving in envelopes not signed by the voter.