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Madigan: We will be watching election polls on Tuesday


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 11:37 pm
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Attorney General Lisa Madigan said 173 teams of assistant attorneys general and investigators from her office will work throughout the state Tuesday to ensure that voting rights are protected and polling places are accessible.

Anyone who encounters suspected improper or illegal activity is urged to call Ms. Madigan's office at (866) 536-3496 (TTY 1-800-964-3013).

She reminds voters of some of their basic voting rights:

--Voters have the right to vote if they are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m., or at any other time between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on election day.

-- If a voter makes a mistake or "spoils" a paper ballot and the voter has not cast the ballot, the voter has the right to receive a replacement ballot.

-- If a voter cannot read, has trouble understanding English, or is disabled, that voter has the right to request assistance from anyone other than his or her employer, an agent of his or her employer, or an officer or agent of his or her union.

-- Voters have the right to take unpaid time from work to vote, but no more than two successive hours, as long as they have applied with their employer before election day. The employer may set the time of day.

-- No one is allowed to try to influence a voter within 100 feet of a polling place.

















 




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