Election Misconduct

A Hazleton man has pleaded guilty to charges related to election misconduct according to KCRG. 68 year old William Gibson pled guilty to first degree election misconduct and one count of third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance. Last November Gibson attempted to register to vote at Hazleton City Hall after signing a sworn affidavit that he was not a convicted felon. Even after the precinct official told him that he was a felon, Gibson attempted to vote anyway. He was eventually allowed to cast a provisional ballot. Gibson has seven felonies convictions in his past. The drug charge was added on when Gibson failed to appear in court on the election misconduct charge and was found in possession of a controlled substance.