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November 5th 2019 Election Day monitoring announced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia

ATLANTA – U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak announces that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Brent Gray has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) and, in that capacity, is responsible for overseeing the handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have their vote counted,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak.  “On Election Day, federal monitors will be located at polling places in Gwinnett County to monitor voting procedures. Free and fair elections depend, in large part, on the cooperation of the American electorate.” 

The right to vote is the cornerstone of American democracy.  We all must ensure that we protect the right to vote.  In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on November 5, 2019, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, he Gray will be on duty in this District while the polls are open.  AUSA Gray can be reached by the public at the following telephone number (404) 581-6077.  Members of the public also can call 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 or by complaint form at

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is

Updated November 5, 2019

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