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MADISON Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that as a part of his election integrity efforts the Wisconsin Department of Justice will be sending assistant attorneys general and special agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation to various locations around the state on Election Day (Tuesday, November 4, 2008), to ensure compliance with state laws governing elections.
These assistant attorneys general and special agents have been trained on election law, voting rights and the responsibilities and rights of election observers and are prepared to assist state and local election officials as well as law enforcement.
"An individual's right to vote and have that vote counted is the foundation of our democratic system," said Van Hollen. "Citizens also have a right to vote in fair elections, untainted by election fraud. The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that every citizen's right to vote in a fair election is protected."
The Department of Justice will be working with district attorneys, law enforcement authorities, and state and local election officials across the state on election day. The department will also be working in Milwaukee county as part of an elections task force with the Milwaukee County District Attorney and the Milwaukee Police Department.
If citizens have questions regarding how to register to vote, how to obtain an absentee ballot, early voting and where to vote, they should contact the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board at (608) 266-8005 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or their local municipal clerk which can be found at http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=10506&locid=47.
Persons with problems or complaints about their voting experiences should contact the Government Accountability Board at (608) 266-8005.