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Election Officers Designated in Central District of Illinois

October 27, 2010

Springfield, Ill. – U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis announced today the appointment of District Election Officers in the Central District of Illinois in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2010 general elections. Assistant U.S. Attorneys appointed to serve as election officers include: Gregory M. Gilmore in the Springfield headquarters office; David H. Hoff in the Urbana branch office; Darilynn J. Knauss in Peoria; and, Jeffrey B. Lang in Rock Island. The district election officers are responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters.

To respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on Nov. 2, 2010, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, designated election officers will be available in each of the district’s four offices on Nov. 2, while the polls are open. Election officers may be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers:

Springfield: Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Gilmore, 217- 492-4450;
Urbana: Assistant U.S. Attorney David H. Hoff, 217-373-5875;
Peoria: Assistant U.S. Attorney Darilynn J. Knauss, 309-671-7050; and,
Rock Island: Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey B. Lang, 309-793-5884.

In addition, the FBI will have Special Agents available in each Field Office and Resident Agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on Election Day. The local FBI office can be reached by the public at 217-522-9675.

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