Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Melissa Merz
312-814-3118
877-844-5461 (TTY)
mmerz@atg.state.il.us

March 20 , 2006

MADIGAN ASSIGNS TEAMS TO MONITOR ILLINOIS PRIMARY ELECTION

Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that 161teams of assistant attorneys general and investigators will be working throughout the state tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, to monitor the primary election in Illinois.

Madigan has assigned 119 teams to Chicago, Cook and the collar counties as well as other counties across northern Illinois and 42 teams to monitor downstate. Madigan said the teams will observe activity in and around polling places and investigate claims of voter fraud or voting irregularities.

Madigan urges voters to call her office if they encounter suspected improper or illegal activity. Chicago area voters can call 1-866-536-3496 (TTY 1-800-964-3013). Downstate voters can contact Madigan’s office by calling 1-866-559-6812 (TTY 1-877-844-5461).

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