Election Complaint Line To Be Open For Nov. 8 General Election

Election Complaint Line To Be Open For Nov. 8 General Election

Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during the Nov. 8 general election should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to report the problems.

The Election Complaint Line will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 2016.

vote polling place in GenevaAnyone who experiences or witnesses any possible illegal election activity, such as electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s 228 voting precincts should call the hotline at 630-208-5328.

The hotline will be staffed by representatives of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Assistant State’s Attorneys will take the complaints about potential violations of Illinois election laws and are prepared to travel to polling places to ensure compliance with state election laws.

“Voters have a right to expect an honest, fair and orderly election, and a fair opportunity to choose their elected leaders,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said. “Our staff will be available to all who have concerns.

“Although this has been an emotionally charged campaign season, we are confident that voters and candidates will follow the law in the days leading up to the election and throughout the election process. We have never found a notable violation of election laws in the years we have had this complaint line, and we expect that to remain the case.”

Voters should note that this hotline is not for election questions, such as polling times and places. Voters in need of election information should call the Kane County Clerk’s Election Help Line at 630-232-5990. Eligible voters must be registered, a United States citizen and at least 18 years old.

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