May 17, 2011 Primary Elections

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Philadelphia, May 16, 2011:  District Attorney Seth Williams, along with the Committee of Seventy, announced today that they will be watching Tuesday’s Primary 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 encourage all registered voters in the city to get out and exercise the privilege of casting their votes,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “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.”

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.


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