FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2012
County Officials Remind Public to Report Absentee Voting Concerns
Union County Clerk Bobby Toler, Jr., Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union County Sheriff David Livesay remind the public that intimidating or unduly influencing an absentee voter or potential absentee voter is a violation of Illinois law. Recently, the Union County Clerk’s Office has received a report of a telephone call which could be considered coercive being placed from outside the area to a potential absentee voter. While telephone surveys, phone-banking and get-out-the vote efforts are a normal part of elections, coercive calls and undue pressure are not and could constitute a potential criminal violation. Such incidents or any other evidence of election fraud should be reported the County Clerk’s Office at 833‑5711, State’s Attorney’s Office at 833‑7216 or Sheriff’s Office at 833‑5500.