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Press Release by United States Attorney
Relating to November 6, 2012 Election

November 5, 2012

United States Attorney, Bill Nettles reminded voters in South Carolina that regardless of any information, phone calls, flyers, or in person announcements they may receive, there is only ONE ELECTION DAY for all eligible voters, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
United States Attorney Nettles said, “Ensuring free and fair elections depends in large part on the cooperation of the American electorate.   It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to my office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.”


District Election Officer Barbara M. Bowens and AUSA John Potterfield in the United States Attorney’s Office may be reached at (803) 929-3052 and (803) 929-3092, respectively. The Columbia, South Carolina FBI field office can be reached by the public at (803) 214-5630 and complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767 orTTY 1-877-267-8971. In addition, individuals may also report such complaints by fax to 202-307-3961, by email to and by a complaint form on the department’s website:                         













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