MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Davenport man has been charged with two counts of election misconduct and fraudulent practices.
According to court documents, David Meece II, 34, submitted his voter registration form and voted at the Washington Elementary School polling site in Muscatine during the Nov. 6 election, even though he’s a felon — having been convicted in Iowa in 2010 — and had not yet had his voting rights restored. Meece was convicted of introducing a controlled substance into the jail.
Election misconduct is a class D felony, which carries a prison term of up to five years and a fine from $750-$7,500.
The fraudulent practice charge is an aggravated misdemeanor, which carries a prison term of up to two years and a mandatory fine from $500-$5,000.
Meece was released from the Muscatine County Jail on his own recognizance.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tues-day, Jan 8, 2013.