Southfield city clerk resigns following plea agreement

A suburban Detroit official accused of altering voter records to cover up ballot-handling mistakes in 2018 has pleaded no contest to misconduct in ...

October 23, 2022
5:40 AM

A suburban Detroit official accused of altering voter records to cover up ballot-handling mistakes in 2018 has pleaded no contest to misconduct in office.Sherikia Hawkins, a Democrat, also immediately resigned Wednesday as the elected clerk in Southfield. In 2018, election workers in Southfield mistakenly put 193 absentee ballots in a container before running them through a tabulator.The container was subsequently sealed.Hawkins was accused of removing 193 names from the absentee ballot list to cover up the discrepancy.

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