Complaint line to be open for April 5 election

By on April 5, 2011

Kane County—Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during the Tuesday, April 5, consolidated election should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office to report the problems.

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has established the Election Complaint Line, which will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 5.

Anyone who experiences or witnesses any possible illegal election activity, such as electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s 228 voting precincts should call the hotline at (630) 208-5328.

The hotline will be staffed by representatives of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Assistant State’s Attorneys will take the complaints about potential violations of Illinois election laws and are prepared to travel to polling places to ensure compliance with state election laws.

“Everyone wants an honest, fair, orderly election,” McMahon said. “My staff will be available to all who have concerns.”

Voters should note that this hotline is not for election questions, such as polling times and places. Voters in need of election information should call the Kane County Clerk’s Election Help Line at (630) 232-5990. Eligible voters must be registered, a United States citizen and at least 18 years old.