Temp. County elections worker allegedly tampered with vote

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Alan Skyles was dumbfounded when the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office told him that he couldn’t vote because he was listed on voter registration rolls as a convicted felon. He was finally allowed to vote in the November 2006 election, but only after the records proved that he wasn’t a felon….Prosecutors last month charged his sister, Deborah Deanne Thorpe, 54, of Snoho­mish, with two counts of official misconduct. They allege she made several unauthorized changes on the computer in the voter registration rolls, including the one that vexed her brother. Thorpe was hired as a temporary worker in November 2005 and had access to county computers, according to an Everett police report filed with the charges.