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San Luis residents accused of “ballot harvesting”

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Women accused of illegally collecting Arizona primary ballots

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday a state Grand Jury has indicted two San Luis women on one count each of ballot abuse, also known as "ballot harvesting."

The indictment accuses Guillermina Fuentes and Alma Juarez of illegally collecting four completed ballots from another person, and depositing them in a ballot box during the August 2020 Primary Election.

Arizona law only allows for a family member, household member, or caregiver to collect early ballots from another person. Ballot abuse is a felony in Arizona. It carries a penalty of up to two years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

KYMA.com, News 11, and CBS 13 will continue to follow this story and bring your more details as they become available.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director in September of 2019, but she and her family have a long history in the Desert Southwest. Her grandmother first moved to Yuma in the late 1940’s, and Lisa got her first job in TV news at KYMA in 1987.

Reach out to Lisa with story ideas and your digital feedback at lisa.sturgis@kecytv.com.

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