July 30, 2013: Elsie Virginia Schildt Indictment
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July 30, 2013: Elsie Virginia Schildt Indictment

STATE OF MARYLAND

 

v.

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT               *

 

*       IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

 

*       FOR FREDERICK  COUNTY

 

 

*       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

INDICTMENT

 

The Grand Jurors for the State of Maryland for Frederick County do on their oath present:

Facts Common to All Counts

 

1. Voting in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election concluded on November 6,

 

2012 at 8 p.m.

 

2.  Until her death in 2012, Elsie Mae Schildt was duly registered as a Maryland voter in

 

Frederick County.

 

3.  The defendant, ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT, is the adult daughter of Elsie Mae Schildt, and was also a resident of Frederick County duly registered to vote in Maryland in the 2012 Presidential General Election.

4.  On or about March 26, 2012, Elsie Mae Schildt, who was then living, requested and was provided by the Frederick County Board of Elections with an absentee ballot in order to cast her vote in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election.

5.  On or about March 26,2012, ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHLIDT requested and was provided by the Frederick County Board of Elections with an absentee ballot in order to cast her vote in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election.

6.  On or about October 10,2012, ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHLIDT completed and signed an absentee voter ballot in her own name and cast her vote by causing that ballot to be mailed and delivered to the Frederick County Board of Elections, Winchester Hall, 12

 

East Church Street, Frederick, MD. The Frederick County Board of Elections received ELISE  VIRGINIA SCHLIDT’S absentee ballot on or about October 11, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.  ELSIE  VIRGINA SCHLIDT’S absentee ballot was counted in the Maryland 2012

Presidential General Election.

 

7.  Elsie Mae Schildt died on September 24, 2012.

 

8.  On or about November 3, 2012, ELSIE  VIRGINIA SCHILDT, completed and falsely signed her mother’s name “Elsie Mae Schildt” to the absentee ballot issued to her deceased mother, and attempted to cast that ballot by causing it to be delivered to the Frederick County Board of Elections on or about November 7, 2012 at 9:30a.m.

9. On or about November 3, 2012 ELSIE  VIRGINIA SCHILDT signed the following “Oath of Absentee Voter” as Elsie Mae Schildt, “Under penalty of perjury, I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am qualified to vote in the election and that I have not voted and do not intend to vote elsewhere in this election.”

10.  The absentee ballot in the name of “Elsie Mae Schildt” was not counted because an employee of the Frederick County Board of Elections had prior knowledge of Elsie Mae Schlidt’s  death.

Count  One-Impersonate Another  Person  in Attempt to Vote

 

11.  The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

12.  And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

 

ELSIE  VIRGINIA SCHILDT

 

on or about November 3, 2012, in Frederick County, State of Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully, impersonate another person in an attempt to vote in the 2012

Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§  16-201(a)(1)(i), and§  16-

 

201(b) of the Election Law Article , against the peace, government and dignity of the

 

 

State.

 

Illegal voting, EL § 16-201(a)(1)(i),  §16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500.00

 

 

 

Count Two-Attempt to Vote Under a False Name

 

13. The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

14.  And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT

 

on or about November 3, 2012, in Frederick County, Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to vote under a false name in the 2012 Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§ 16-201(a)(1)(ii) and§ 16-201(b) of the Election Law Article, against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Illegal Voting, EL § 16-201(a)(1)(ii), § 16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500.00

 

Count Three-Attempt  to Vote More than Once in the Same Election

 

15.  The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

16.  And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT

 

between on or about October 10, 2012 through on or about November 6, 2012, in Frederick County, Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to vote more than once in the 2012 Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§ 16-

201(a)(3) and§ 16-201(b) ofthe Election Law Article  against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

Illegal Voting, EL § 16-201(a)(3), § 16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……,.IV.L v•ET c. DAVIT STATE PROSECUTOR

 

 

 

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NICOLLE NORRIS

SEN. ASSISTANT STATE PROSECUTOR

 

TO THE PERSON CHARGED:

1.       This paper charges you with committing a crime.

2.       Ifyou have been arrested, you have the right to have a judicial officer decide whether  you should be released from jail until your trial.

3.       You have the right to have a lawyer.

4.       A lawyer can be helpful to you by:

(A)         explaining  the charges in this paper;

(B)           telling you the possible penalties; (C)          helping you at trial;

(D)          helping you protect your constitutional rights; and

(E)           helping you get a fair penalty if convicted.

5.       Even if you plan to plead guilty, a lawyer can be helpful.

6.       Ifyou want a lawyer but do not have the money to hire one, the Public Defender  may provide a lawyer for you. The court clerk will tell you how to contact the Public Defender.

7.       Ifyou want a lawyer but cannot get one and the Public Defender will not provide one for you, contact

the court clerk as soon as possible.

8.       DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DATE OF YOUR TRIAL TO GET A LAWYER.If you do not have a

lawyer before the trial date, you may have to go to trial without one.

 

STATE OF MARYLAND

 

vs.

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT

5920 RIVER RIDGE ROAD FREDERICK, MD 21704

 

WHITE/FEMALE DOB: 4/2211967

 

INDICTMENT

 

 

 

 

(True Bill)

 

 

 

——–‘Foreman

File:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

Investigative Assistant Charles O’Connor Chief Investigator James Cabezas Office of the State Prosecutor

300 East Joppa Road, STE 410

Towson, MD 21286

Election Director Stuart Harvey

Frederick County Board of Elections

12 East Church Street

Frederick, Maryland 21701

 

CHARGES:

Three (3) Counts: Illegal Voting


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