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Tennant Urges State Residents To Report Election Law Violations

Reported: May. 12, 2014 8:10 AM EDT
Updated: May. 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is urging citizens to cast their ballot on Election Day if they haven’t already voted during the early voting period, and to report immediately to her office possible violations of election law.

“While we cannot publicly discuss the details of individual election law violation investigations, I can assure the citizens of West Virginia that we look into every single allegation that comes in to this office,” Tennant said in a news release. “I do not tolerate people trying to chip away at the foundation of our democracy, our election process. It doesn’t matter what political party you belong to, where in West Virginia you are, or what office you may hold. If you break the law and try to manipulate our election process we will come after you.”

Tennant said her office has investigated more allegations of election law violation and has more convictions on election fraud charges than any other secretary of state. The Secretary of State’s Office conducted an 18-month investigation into election law violations in Lincoln County in 2010, resulting in the conviction and federal prison sentences of three elected officials.

If a citizen believes they have witnessed an election law violation, they can contact the Secretary of State’s Office at (304) 558-6000 or 1-866-SOS-VOTE.

Tennant also said that her office is sending out dozens of liaisons across the state on Election Day. These liaisons will be able to assist local election workers and will improve communication between state and local officials on Election Day. These liaisons will also be able to respond quickly to reports of election law violations to be able to quickly evaluate any issues. This is the same comprehensive statewide plan used by the Secretary of State’s Office in the last seven statewide elections dating back to the 2010 Primary.

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:30 p.m.

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