District Election Officer And Primary Day Hotline Established By United States Attorney’s Office
CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced the establishment of a Primary Day hotline that will be monitored throughout Primary Day on February 9, 2016. The hotline number, which will be active on Primary Day, is 603-230-2503.
Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman of the United States Attorney’s Office will oversee complaints of election fraud and abuse of voting rights in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In order to respond to these complaints and address any abuse of voting rights, AUSA Zuckerman will be on duty while the polls are open.
United States Attorney Rice said, “The right to vote without interference or discrimination, and to have that vote counted, is the bedrock on which our democracy is built. Information about discrimination or election fraud should be reported immediately to my office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division. The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will act promptly and aggressively to ensure that those who seek to undermine the integrity of the election process are brought to justice.”
Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination may be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, D.C. at 1-800-253-3931.
A Federal Election Fraud Fact Sheet that explains federal criminal jurisdiction in connection with elections and voting rights is posted on the United States Attorney’s website: www.usdoj.gov/usao/nh.