Rosa Maria Ortega 35, was booked into the Tarrant County Jail last week on a $10,000 bond and has bonded out, local records show.
She unsuccessfully tried to register to vote twice in Tarrant County, records show.
“Protecting the integrity of elections is essential to our democracy and a top priority of my administration,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “As long as there are criminals seeking to exploit our system of elections, we stand ready to investigate, prosecute and restore confidence that the will of the people of Texas is heard.”
Illegally voting is a second degree felony, which is punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Harry White is prosecuting the case.
“This is a big deal,” Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement. “People insist this kind of thing doesn’t happen, but it’s happening right here at home. The principle of one citizen, one vote is one of our most fundamental rights as U.S. citizens, and must be protected.”