Published September 20, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says three Council Bluffs residents have been charged with election misconduct.
Two Canadian nationals and a Mexican national were booked into the Pottawattamie County jail. The felony charges allege they registered to vote in Iowa and voted in at least one election.
The arrests followed an investigations by an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent who was assigned to work with Secretary of State Matt Schultz to root out voter fraud
Charged are 52-year-old Albert Harte-Maxwell, 49-year-old Linda Harte-Maxwell, and 40-year-old Maria Ayon-Fernandez, all of Council Bluffs.
A criminal complaint says Albert Harte-Maxwell voted in the 2010 general election and 2011 city election and Linda Harte-Maxwell voted in the 2011 city election. Maria Ayon-Fernandez voted in the 2010 general election.