COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina say a poll worker’s mistake made it appear former North Carolina Rep. Charles Jeter voted twice in the November 2004 election.
The South Carolina Election Commission released the poll log from Jeter’s Greenville County, South Carolina, precinct. It shows a Helen Jeter signed her name on the line for Charles Jeter, while Charles Jeter’s signature is not on the list.
Charles Jeter had moved to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, but his name had not been taken off the South Carolina voter rolls. Election records from North Carolina show Jeter voted there in 2004.
Jeter denied voting in both states on Monday, the same day he announced he was resigning from office and removing his name from this fall’s ballot to spend more time with his family.