Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Convicted felon's vote warrants arrest

Email

The way Eric Stephen Willems voted was a crime.

On Election Day, Willems, 25, went to his polling place in Lake Town Hall in Roseau County and cast his ballot in the historic presidential election.

Then, he was arrested and jailed for voting.

The problem was that the Warroad man has been a convicted felon since 2004, making it another felony for him to vote, according to the Roseau County Attorney's office.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement