Delores “Dee” Handy
Arraignment in voter fraud case continued
Arraignment of Delores “Dee” Handy on two counts of voter fraud has been continued.
Fifteenth Judicial District Judge David Smith continued the hearing until Aug. 8. Handy was originally scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning.
Handy, 68, of West Seventh Street in Crowley, has been charged by state Attorney General Jeff Landry with two incidents of violation of LA.R.S. 18:1461.7(A)(3) — failing to mark a ballot in the manner dictated by the voter when assisting the voter.
According to Landry’s Misdemeanor Bill of Information, the alleged incidents occurred on Sept. 6, 2018, and Sept. 10, 2018. The mail-in ballots were for the Nov. 6, 2018, elections, which included a number of local municipal races.
If convicted on both counts, Handy faces a fine of not more than $2,500 or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.