ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN ASSIGNS TEAMS TO MONITOR NOVEMBER 4 GENERAL ELECTION
Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that 166 teams of Assistant Attorneys General and investigators from her staff will be working throughout the state on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, to monitor the general election to ensure polling places are accessible and that Illinoisans' voting rights are protected.
Madigan has assigned 125 teams throughout Chicago and northern Illinois and 41 teams to monitor downstate polling sites. 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 and northern Illinois 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).
Madigan reminded voters of some of their basic voting rights: