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Ballot Measure Signature-Gatherers In Arlington Indicted

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This summer, a group in Arlington tried to get a measure on the ballot that would've changed the county's form of government. They failed, but the fallout from that effort continues.

Prosecutors in Arlington indicted two signature gatherers this week, Cheryl Simmons and William Cockerham, both accused of voter fraud and for making false statements on official forms.

A local group opposed to the measure says Simmons and Cockerham claimed they had personally collected signatures that were actually collected illegally by contractors from out of state.

Virginia law requires anyone gathering signatures for a ballot measure to live in the city where the measure would appear on the ballot.


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