A woman running for the office of auditor-controller in Alameda County says she is dropping out of the race after being hit with felony voter fraud charges.

The Oakland Tribune reports that Kathleen Knox wrote in an email that she is withdrawing her candidacy.

In her candidacy filings, Knox said she lives in San Leandro, giving the address of an assisted-living facility.

Investigators say they believe she lives in Danville, a community in a neighboring county.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report.