State officials enlist election poll monitors

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske joined forces on Wednesday to create an election poll monitoring program.
 
Modeled after a similar program in the 1960's by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department, volunteers will monitor fraudulent activity at various poll locations during early voting and on Election Day.
 
The volunteers will not interfere with the conduct of the election or give direction to poll workers. Instead, they will keep track of any suspicious activity such as voter fraud, voter intimidation, electioneering, or any other illegal activity.
 
"We anticipate that our volunteers will be a strong deterrent to voter fraud," said Laxalt. "While we are confident that this election will be a resounding success, we are prepared to build a case against anyone who may be planning to jeopardize or undermine the integrity of Nevada's elections."
 
Anyone with concerns related to voting may contact the Secretary of State's hotline at 775-684-5705, or via email at nvelect@sos.nv.gov.
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