April 3, 2013
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man charged in Virginia with throwing away completed voter registration forms no longer faces felony counts.
Media outlets report that a Rockingham County General District Court judge dismissed eight felony charges against Colin Small on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old resident of Phoenixville, Pa., still faces five misdemeanor charges.
Authorities have said Small was working for an independent contractor hired by the Republican Party of Virginia to conduct voter registration drives when eight completed registration forms were found in a trash bin behind a Harrisonburg store on Oct. 15, 2012. Small was arrested three days later.
The felony charges alleged that Social Security numbers were disclosed when the forms were thrown away.
Judge Marvin Hillsman ruled that the forms' disposal didn't equate with disclosing the numbers.
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