Misinformed non-citizen voter did not violate election laws.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1103797 , Decision Date: 2010-11-16 
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Respondent, a permanent resident, but not a citizen of the United States, did not violate election laws by registering to vote and voting in a primary election because he was unaware that he lacked the qualifications to register or vote, relied on the erroneous statements of a probate judge that non-citizens could vote in local elections, and was permitted to register and vote despite his truthful representations that he was not a citizen.