A Frederick County woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempting to vote more than once in the 2012 general election.
The Office of the State Prosecutor says Elsie Virginia Schildt, 46, signed her mother's name on an "Oath of Absentee Voter" six weeks before the election, and that made it possible for her to vote twice.
Her mother died September 24th of last year. She had previously submitted an absentee ballot in her name.
Circuit Court Judge Julie Stevenson Solt sentenced Schildt to probation before judgment, and ordered her to perform 40 hours of community service within the first 120 days of her probation.
"We are continuing to work closely with the Maryland State Board of Elections to ferret out and prosecute those who would threaten the integrity of the election process by attempting to vote more than once," says State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt, in a statement.