State’s Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office to Monitor Union County Polling Places on Election Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 28, 2011

 

State’s Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office to

Mon­i­tor Union Coun­ty Polling Places on Elec­tion Day

 

UnionCountyState’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union Coun­ty Sher­iff David Livesay announced today that their offices will again be team­ing up to mon­i­tor Union Coun­ty polling places on Elec­tion Day, April 5th.  Pros­e­cu­tors and Sheriff’s inves­ti­ga­tors will vis­it polling places through­out the Coun­ty to ensure that vot­ing rights are pro­tect­ed and that no improp­er activ­i­ty occurs in or around polling places.  State’s Attor­ney and Sher­iff per­son­nel will be mon­i­tor­ing for any­one pre­sent­ing false iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, cam­paign­ing in or around polling places or oth­er­wise inter­fer­ing with the elec­tion process.  The State’s Attorney’s Office and Sherriff’s Office will be work­ing close­ly with Union Coun­ty Clerk Bob­by Tol­er, Jr. to respond to any sus­pect­ed vio­la­tions of the Illi­nois Elec­tion Code.  The pub­lic is remind­ed that vio­la­tors could be arrest­ed and face sig­nif­i­cant fines and jail or prison time.

 

Polls will be open on Elec­tion Day from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.  Mem­bers of the pub­lic who have ques­tions or con­cerns regard­ing activ­i­ties tak­ing place at any Union Coun­ty polling place should con­tact the Union Coun­ty Clerk’s Office at 833‑5711.  The Clerk’s Office will then pro­vide such infor­ma­tion to the State’s Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office as appropriate.