JACKSON, Miss. — A Hattiesburg man who sought an open seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives has been indicted on two counts of voter fraud.

Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news release Wednesday, said 28-year-old Cory Ferraez (fuh-REZ) surrendered to authorities Monday following an August indictment by a Lowndes County grand jury. He faces one count of swearing to a false application for an absentee ballot and one count of voting outside of his legal district.

Ferraez pleaded not guilty to both charges, and his arraignment was waived. A trial date was set for Feb. 26.

According to his campaign website, Ferraez is an attorney with McHard, McHard, Anderson & Associates. In a statement, he says he looks forward to “vigorously defending himself” and “anticipates a complete dismissal of the case.”