A man and woman working for a Utah-based company to collect signatures for statewide ballot initiatives have been charged with forging names on the documents.
A Weber County election clerk discovered the apparent forgeries when comparing signatures on petitions for the Utah Medical Cannabis and Count My Vote ballot initiatives to the voter roll, according to documents filed Tuesday in 2nd District Court.
The two, who worked for Gather, later admitted they’d forged the names, according to court documents.
The clerks found a combined 472 forged signatures in 16 packets the pair turned in. The two were paid almost $2,100 for the signatures.
Prosecutors charged the workers with multiple counts of forgery, a third-degree felony, and misconduct of elector and officers, a class A misdemeanor.
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