Former Sheriff Randy Waltz was arraigned in Del Norte County Superior Court Tuesday on felony allegations he made false statements on voter registration and election materials. He entered a plea of not guilty.
His case will advance to a preliminary hearing currently set for Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 2.
The hearing will be held before the Honorable Susan Greenberg, an assigned judge from San Mateo County who was appointed when both local judges declared a conflict in the case. A readiness hearing will take place on Monday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m.
As in Tuesday’s arraignment, Judge Greenberg intends to conduct the preliminary hearing and readiness hearing via Zoom.
The prosecution has alleged that Waltz committed voter fraud by using an address that was not his domicile for voter registration and electoral purposes. He had listed his voter address as an apartment he rented, located at 16855 Highway 101, just a half mile south of the California-Oregon state line. He still resides at that location.
Waltz is represented by local attorney Gordon Mavris.