What to do when voting issues occur
BATON ROUGE – As Election Day is in full swing and voters are making their way to the polls, sometimes issues can occur.
The office of the Secretary of State wants to inform voters of what to do if they have complaints, feel something is wrong or voting violations are being performed.
The Secretary of State asks voters with electioneering complaints to be bring them to the attention of the commissioners who are working at the precincts. The commissioners, along with local law enforcement can address any problem areas.
Additionally, complaints that may involve violations of the election code should be reported to the Secretary of State's Elections Compliance Unit at 800.722.530.
The Elections Compliance Unit is responsible for the investigation and reporting of matters involving violations of the Louisiana election code. The unit is composed of law enforcement officers with statewide jurisdiction. The unit conducts investigations that involve voter fraud, vote buying and voter intimidation during early voting, absentee by mail voting and election day voting. In addition, the unit also investigates allegations of persons providing false or misleading information to a registrar or to a commissioner during the registration or voting process.
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