Former Sims Township Supervisor charged with election law violation

State police allege Quackenbush lived in Saginaw, voted in Sims Township


STANDISH — Robert Quackenbush was charged with voting in the wrong precinct after the Michigan State Police alleged he illegally voted in Sims Township during his term as township supervisor from 2013 through 2017.

MSP Trooper Renee Rickel said Quackenbush turned himself in Aug. 28. He was arraigned the same day, per information from 81st District Court in Arenac County. He was charged with two counts of election law — voting in the wrong precinct.

The police report includes property tax records alleging Quackenbush had a primary residence exemption on property in Saginaw Township for the years 2014-16. Rickel said per records received from the Arenac County Clerk’s office, Quackenbush voted in Sims Township five times during that period of time.

Rickel said the MSP also investigated heat and electric utility usage at the Sims Township residence Quackenbush claimed to live at, and there were winters during which the residence showed no usage.

The report shows no interview with Quackenbush. Rickel said she attempted to contact him in March 2016, leaving a message regarding the investigation and requesting an interview, but never heard back from the former supervisor.

The investigation began in September 2015 when a Sims Township resident contacted the MSP about suspected election law violations, according to the police report.

According to information from the MSP, voting in the wrong precinct is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

Quackenbush is scheduled for a probable cause hearing in district court Sept. 5 at 8:30 a.m.


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So anyone that thinks there is no voter fraud in this country, here is an example. Crazy that someone would think of committing a felony for a vote, downright stupid.

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