Terrierist act? She registered her dog to vote
Criminal charges were dismissed Monday against a Seattle area woman who registered her dog to vote, according to the Seattle Times.
Jane Balogh, 67, a grandmother and Army veteran had registered her Australian shepherd-terrier mix as a voter to protest lax standards for voters to prove their identity and citizenship. She used a utility bill in the dog’s name â€” Duncan M. MacDonald â€” as identification.
A King County District Court judge dropped a misdemeanor charge of making a false or misleading statement to a public servant, based on Balogh’s completion of the terms of a plea agreement reached in September 2007.
She paid $240 in court costs and completed 10 hours of community service at the Tacoma Rescue Mission.
According to the Times, Balogh made no attempt to hide the deception, telling a number of elected officials what she had done and putting a pawprint instead of a signature on an absentee-ballot envelope.
She didn’t try to vote using the dog’s registration.