Hampton woman charged with school board election fraud

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 13:26:20-04

HAMPTON, Va. – A woman has been charged with election fraud, according to police.

Between February 12 and May 25, Mary Patricia Taylor authored and maintained a website that falsely informed residents of school board voting information.

Taylor published a Hampton School Board Voting Bulletin on a site with the domain name of

She fraudulently indicated that Stephens-Cherry, a School Board candidate, endorsed Martha Mugler, also a candidate for a position on the School Board.

Additionally, the site wrongfully encouraged registered voters to vote for Mugler on May 10. That date was false as the last legal voting date was May 3.

Taylor has been charged with one count of communicating false information to registered voters.