Van Hollen announces Department of Justice election day activities to ensure right to vote and compliance with state election laws
Madison (WKOW) -- from WI Dept. of Justice: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday 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.
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