A federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas recently indicted three individuals for violations of election laws. What makes these indictments unusual is that the three individuals were campaign workers for a board of education election.

The three campaign workers were charged with one count of vote buying, a violation that carries with it a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The charges are from a November 6, 2013 election, where the campaign workers are alleged to have paid and offered to pay voters to vote in the election for the Democratic candidates for the School Board.

Given that Connecticut does not pay individuals to serve on a board of education, it seems unlikely that Connecticut will be faced with an onslaught of BOE candidates paying for votes.