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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Announces the 2010 Election Integrity Initiative

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 01, 2009
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma (918) 684-5100

MUSKOGEE, OK—In anticipation of the upcoming election, the United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today the implementation of the district’s 2010 election integrity initiative, to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted, without incidence of discrimination, intimidation, or fraud.

In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on November 2, 2010, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, United States Attorney, Mark F. Green stated that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) and District Election Officer Dean Burris will be on duty in this district while the polls are open. AUSA Burris may be reached by the public at the following telephone number: 918-684-5100.

The FBI will also have special agents available in each field office and resident agency in this district to receive allegations of election fraud, intimidation, suppression, and other election abuses. The FBI can be reached by the public at 918-687-7500.

Complaints about ballot access problems, including discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin, can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington at 1-800-253-3931 (TTY line 1-877-267-8971). Complaints involving various forms of election fraud, such as vote buying, multiple voting, submission of fraudulent ballots or registrations, destruction of ballots or registrations, voter intimidation, alteration of votes, and malfeasance by election officials, as well as violations of federal civil law prohibiting voter intimidation that does not involve discrimination or intimidation on grounds of race or color, can be lodged by contacting the Public Integrity Section at 202-514-1412. In addition, individuals can also report complaints, problems or concerns related to voting via the Internet. Forms may be submitted through a link on the department’s web page: www.justice.gov.