Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek says officers charged 55-year-old Terri Rote with first-degree election misconduct on Thursday after being notified by elections officials that she had submitted two absentee ballots.
She was booked into the Polk County Jail and released after posting a bond.
Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says it one of the few examples he’s seen of alleged voter fraud in his more than 25 years as a prosecutor.
Rote doesn’t have a listed number so couldn’t be reached to comment on the charge.
A preliminary hearing for Rote is set for Nov. 7.
Rote is registered as a Republican.