April 24, 2012, Philadelphia: District Attorney Seth Williams, along with the Committee of Seventy, announced today that they will be watching Tuesday’s election closely. Members of the District Attorney’s Office will monitor action at the polls and enforce fair practices to ensure that a fair election is held on Tuesday.
“We understand that there maybe some confusion this year with the new Voter ID law that is now in place, and we want to make sure that no one is discouraged about going to the polls on Tuesday because of that confusion,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “We always want to encourage all registered voters in the city to get out and exercise the privilege of casting their votes, but that being said, we want to stress that we will go after any criminal activity and prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Committee of Seventy will have approximately 250 volunteers on the street to help with any problems at the polls. They will also have several hundred more handing out flyers to explain what forms of voter ID will be acceptable for the General Election in November. Voters’ can always go to their website www.seventy.org for more information on the new law.
Voters’ complaints can be registered by calling the District Attorney’s Office at 215-686-9641, 9643, 9644 or 9884. The Committee of Seventy will also be available to answer any election related questions at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). Mobile units, each with an Assistant District Attorney and a District Attorney’s Detective, will be dispatched to problem polling places to investigate any person who attempts to violate a citizen’s right to vote. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Charges can include: assault, vote fraud, harassment, terroristic threats and voter intimidation.
ELECTION DAY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Chairperson, Commissioner Stephanie Singer
Commissioner, Honorable Anthony Clark
Commissioner, Honorable Al Schmidt
Commissioners Office—Room 132
COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY
(Report Problems at Polling Place/Any Election-Related Questions)
VOTING MACHINE MALFUNCTION
(Absentee Ballots and Poll Workers)
MISSING ELECTION MATERIALS
PHILADELPHIA CITY SERVICES INFO
(CITY HALL OPERATOR)
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S COMPLAINT INTAKE UNIT
DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE
REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE
CENTRAL ELECTION COURT
(CITY HALL ROOM 285)