Moscow man charged with voter fraud

The Clermont County Board of Elections has turned over information to the prosecutor’s office in a possible voter fraud case regarding the Moscow Village Council race. After a recount held Dec. 3, 2009, the board of elections determined that Terry Gorth of Wells Street in Moscow voted twice in the Nov. 3, 2009 election.

According to a letter from Mary Lynne Birck, assistant prosecuting attorney, Gorth requested an absentee ballot. He later called the board of elections and indicated that he had lost the ballot and was sent a replacement ballot.

Director Judy Miller explained that the absentee ballots are sent through the vote remote machine where the signatures are checked and the machine determines whether or not there is a suspended ballot of the returned absentee ballots.