Four Hastings residents are among 30 Dakota County residents who were charged this week in Dakota County District Court with either voting while ineligible or registering to vote while ineligible.

Charged with voting while ineligible were John Robert Albertson, 45; Ryan Richard Halvorson, 21; and Mathew John Kluck, 21. Charged with registering to vote while ineligible was Michael Patrick McAlpin, 18.

According to the complaint, Albertson had been convicted and sentenced for the felony offense of theft. He was placed on probation. As a condition of the probation agreement, he did not have the right to vote while on felony probation. Records from the Dakota County Auditor's office indicate that he voted Nov. 4, 2008 - at a time when he was still on probation.

Halvorson had been convicted and sentenced for the offense of fleeing a police officer. He was placed on probation. As part of the probation agreement, he did not have the right to vote. According to records from the Dakota County Auditor's office, Halvorson voted Nov. 4, 2008 - at a time when he was still on probation.

Kluck was convicted and sentenced for the offense of identity theft. He was placed on probation. As part of the probation agreement, he was not allowed to vote. According to Dakota County Auditor's records, Kluck voted Nov. 4, 2008, while still on probation.

McAlpin was convicted and sentenced for the offense of failure to register as a predatory offender. He was placed on probation. As part of the probation agreement, he was not allowed to register to vote. He did register to vote Nov. 4, 2008.