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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

U.S. Attorney’s Office Will Monitor Federal Election Complaints in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal prosecutor will be on duty on election day to respond to complaints of possible election fraud or voting rights violations in federal elections in Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

“Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud,” McAllister said. “The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag will be available to the public at 785-295-2858 while the polls are open on Nov. 6.

McAllister said he does not expect any problems during voting, but warned that there are penalties under federal law for any efforts to fraudulently influence the outcome of an election or to improperly prevent another person from exercising the right to vote.

As election officer, Maag will join other federal prosecutors across the nation as part of the election-day program of the U.S. Department of Justice. They will be responsible for overseeing the handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department headquarters.

The FBI’s Kansas City Field Office will also have Special Agents available to receive allegations of election fraud, intimidation, suppression, and other election abuses. The public can provide information regarding possible election crimes to the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office’s toll-free hotline, 1-855-527-2847, or email kcpctip@ic.fbi.gov .

Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, DC, by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or by complaint form at http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/votintake/index.php.

Any questions involving state or local issues may be referred to the Elections Division of the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office at 785-296-4561 or to the pertinent county election office.

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Updated October 30, 2018