North Dakota woman who voted twice receives deferred sentence

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot woman who voted twice in last fall’s election has received a deferred sentence.

Forty-five-year-old Ashlee Monique Deschamp pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor election offense.

North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar deferred her 360-day sentence and ordered her to pay $325 in court costs. The charge will be dismissed if Deschamp complies with court conditions.

On Oct. 28 Deschamp voted once in person and also filled out an absentee ballot.

Deschamp told authorities that when she placed her regular ballot into the voting machine she did not get a response and didn’t think it registered. She then decided to drop the absentee form into the slot for those ballots.

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