State and federal hotlines open for reporting election abuse complaints

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is encouraging voters who believe they are being treated unfairly at their precinct, or if they witness a potential election law violation, to immediately contact the poll manager on duty and call the Secretary of State’s Stop Vote Fraud Hotline at 877-725-9797.

Georgia voters can also report a potential violation online by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at sos.ga.gov, and clicking on the Stop Voter Fraud button.

In addition, the FBI and federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Georgia, which includes metro Atlanta, are taking complaints of suspected election fraud and voting rights abuses.

The FBI can be reached at 404-679-9000. Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington at 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767.

“It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to my Office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Yates.

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td

November 2nd, 2010
9:01 am

This will only be good for Democratic complaints because the AG has already said they will not do anything about Republican complaints.

Disgusted

November 2nd, 2010
11:03 am

No action on my last report to them during the primaries with the campaigning at poll sites – illegal by the way.

pg

November 2nd, 2010
9:15 pm

Precinct 6 Atlanta, GA: Poll Manager allowed children and infants in poll area with McDonalds food and loud rolling toys. The children were wild, playing, disruptive to the point several adults ask for them to be removed or behave. They were allowed the entire time I was there to roll toys under people’s feet who were voting and scream loudly and play. I approached one parent and she told me the voting area was a gym and would not contain her children. By the time I voted, one parent had her child hanging over the ballot box, screaming and crying so loudly, I could not finish voting. At no time did any of the volunteers intercept or contain their behavior. I complained at least 5 times to have the volunteers and manager take control of the situation and they would not.