Employee charged with illegal voting resigns Elections board worker oversaw building where machines were stored

March 29, 1996|By Joan Jacobson | Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF

An employee of the city elections board who has been charged with illegally voting in Baltimore while living in the suburbs has resigned from his job.

Sam McAfee, who oversaw the West Baltimore warehouse where thousands of voting machines are stored, left his job about four weeks ago, said Marvin Cheatham, election board president.

Mr. McAfee, who worked for the elections board for 11 years, did not return a reporter's calls.

Mr. Cheatham said Mr. McAfee was not "encouraged or forced to resign" and praised his work.

Mr. McAfee is scheduled to face charges of false voting in District Court on April 24.

On March 5, four other elections board employees were fined $100 to $150 each and given probation before judgment for illegally voting in the city.

The prosecutor in the case said the employees illegally voted in the city to avoid discovery by their supervisors that they were violating a requirement that they live in the jurisdiction where they work.

In addition to Mr. McAfee, two other city election employees -- Christopher Jackson and John Budka -- are scheduled to be tried April 5.

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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