Every Vote Counts

Well, not exactly. A suburban Seattle, WA woman registered her Australian shepherd-terrier mix, Duncan, to vote. Jane Balogh wanted to expose a loophole in the...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 27th 2008


Well, not exactly. A suburban Seattle, WA woman registered her Australian shepherd-terrier mix, Duncan, to vote. Jane Balogh wanted to expose a loophole in the law which makes voter registration so easy that any person, or dog, could be added to the voter rolls.

Jane Balogh (BAY’-loh) had been charged with making a false statement but entered into a plea agreement last year. A King County judge dismissed the charge Monday after Balogh showed that she had paid $240 in court costs and completed community service.

I wonder how long Duncan was sentenced to the doghouse for his part in this scheme?