I have authorized the use of various forms of surveillance, informant tips, and in person investigation. One of the more accessible targets of the fraudulent voter are the several drop boxes placed throughout the county. Voters are reminded that the drop box is considered a polling place. As such, it is the voter, absent extenuating circumstances, who must cast their own ballot into the drop box. Casting another’s ballot is a violation of the law, except in those limited circumstances permitted by the Election Code. During the last election cycle, a neighboring county determined that nearly 300 people voting by drop box casted multiple ballots. Any person who casts any ballot other than the one issued to that person could be in violation of the provisions of 25 P.S. Section 3553 which is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to two years and a fine of $2,500.00 dollars. Depending on the nature of the violation, even felony charges could be brought. For our system to work, the integrity of our elections must be protected. Any person who has knowledge of possible voting law violations are encouraged to contact the District Attorney’s Office. Your tip or other information will be treated confidentially.
District Attorney E. David Christine, Jr.
Monroe County Office of the District Attorney
701 Main Street, Suite 200
Stroudsburg PA 18360-2073