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September 19, 2013: Frederick County Resident Pleads Guilty to Voter Fraud

For Immediate Release                                                                     September 19, 2013




            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt has announced today that Elsie Virginia Schildt, a Frederick County resident, entered a guilty plea to the charge of attempting to vote more than once in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election. The charge is a misdemeanor under Maryland law.


            The Honorable ________________, sentenced Schildt to one year unsupervised Probation Before Judgment with 40 hours of community service to be performed within the first 120 days. Should the defendant successfully complete her year of unsupervised probation, the defendant is eligible to file a motion for early expungement of her record. A copy of the statement of facts submitted to the court is available at


            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “The most basic principle of a fair election is the concept ‘one person, one vote’. The integrity of the ballot box and voting process is essential to our democratic society. We cannot and will not tolerate attempts to subvert this vitally important process.”