KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There is a developing story in Luzerne County, Thursday night as the District Attorney’s Office is now investigating a report of voter fraud.

A Kingston woman claims someone signed her name at her polling place and cast a vote, adding to Luzerne County’s Election issues.

The Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sangedolce tells Eyewitness News his office is investigating the incident. The woman at the center of the case says she could not believe what was happening and wants answers as to how it could happen.

“It’s a little disheartening, It’s disenfranchising. I mean you don’t think it would ever happen and it actually happened,” said Karen, a Kingston resident.

Karen, from Kingston, says it happened at around 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday when she went to vote at the Kingston Recreation Center. She did not want to be identified but, did want to tell her story. She says she walked up to the registration table and got quite the shock.

“I went to vote and they had told me I had already voted, but I was going there for the first time with my mom and my son. So when we looked in the book, the book was already signed and the log was recorded that I had indeed already voted in the morning or someone had voted for me,” Karen explained.

Mehalshick asked, “So did somebody sign your name? Did you see your signature there that supposedly was your signature?

“There was a signature in the book under my name,” Karen responded.

Mehalshick also asked, “Did it look like your signature?

“It was obviously not my signature. It looked nothing like my signature,” Karen replied.

Karen says she alerted poll workers.

“Well, I had the judge there look at the book and he decided that indeed was not my signature. So he attempted to call the county office, but no one answered,” Karen added.

So she went to the Luzerne County Election Bureau at the Penn Place Office Building, she says she eventually voted with a provisional ballot.

“To see this happen in our community to have voters disenfranchised like that, it undermines the faith in our system,” said State Representative Aaron Kaufer-(r) 120th district.

State Representative Aaron Kaufer also says he is looking into the incident.

“it’s almost mind-blowing to me that you know people are showing up pretending to be somebody else. Signing someone else’s name, obviously not their signature but they were able to vote here. If it’s happening here where else is it happening,” questioned Representative Kaufer.

Luzerne County Council Member, Tim McGinley tells the I-Team that incidents like this, have to be investigated.

“It’s very concerning because part of the integrity of the election is to make sure that people who vote should be the ones voting not someone else,” McGinley commented.

Karen also filed a complaint with the Election Bureau and the Department of State and The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office is investigating.

The Luzerne County Election Board will hold a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Luzerne County Courthouse to discuss the paper shortage on Election Day.

The five-member volunteer citizen board will give updated information on the shortage and take public comments. The meeting will also be available online.

The election board is currently in the process of counting provisional and emergency ballots. No word on how long that count will take.