Officers dedicated to answer Western District of Virginia election complaints

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - There are a number of ways you can let authorities know about issue you may experience during Election Day.

"Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud," United States Attorney Fishwick said.

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur.

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input.

It also contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them.

United States Attorney Fishwick stated that AUSAs/DEOs Huber, Waering and Day will be on duty in this District while the polls are open.

They can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: Waering: 540-857-2905. Day: 540-278-1475. Huber: 434-296-3912.

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.

The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at 540-344-5561.

Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division's Voting Section in Washington, DC by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or by complaint form by clicking here.