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Yakima woman claims fraud after her name shows up on ballot

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Ballots for the state primary are due back next week and a Yakima woman says she was surprised to find her name on the ballot.

The problem is, she doesn't want to run for office and she claims someone else turned in the paperwork for her.

Not only does Sarah Glasscock not want to run for her precinct's republican committee officer, but she says she's actually a democrat and has no clue how or why someone else would have signed her up.

"I came home and I opened my ballot, and I saw it was my name, it was the correct spelling," said Glasscock.

But she says she never filled out the paperwork and has no desire to become a republican Precinct Committee Officer.

So, she immediately got in touch with the Yakima County Auditor's Office who pulled the Declaration of Candidacy to make sure a mistake wasn't made.

"The address was correct, her name was correct, the signature compared, and that's what we do," said Yakima County Auditor, Corky Mattingly.

"I signed my voter registration when I was 18, that was 18 years ago and my signature is very different now," said Glasscock.

She says the paperwork was faxed in to the auditor's office from a company in New Jersey. 

She's not sure why someone would do it though, or how they got her signature but she is concerned that this type of fraud could hurt the election process.

And since state law allows all candidates to file online, or via fax, she thinks her situation could be just the beginning.

"I don't want to take votes away from either of them. Because I'm really interested in the correct person being elected," said Glasscock.

At this point it's too late to take her name off the ballot since they've already been mailed out.

But she says she does plan to take legal action and has filled out a police report with the Yakima Police Department's fraud division.

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