State and Montgomery County officials are prepared to help anyone who has problems voting on election day.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is providing voters’ rights guides online on the Office of Attorney General’s website — www.attorneygeneral.gov/voting — in English and Spanish.
Across Pennsylvania, the Department of State’s Bureau of Elections is urging voters to report suspicious activity at their polling location by calling the Department at 1-877-868-3772 or submitting an election complaint form, found at the Department of State’s website. You can also contact your County Board of Elections at votespa.com/county.
“Every vote counts in our democracy, and it’s vitally important that Pennsylvanians are able to exercise their right to vote in an honest and fair manner across our Commonwealth tomorrow and in every election,” Shapiro said. “If you see something inappropriate or feel your right to vote is being undermined in any way, you should contact my office, your local district attorney, or county election board for assistance.”
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced Monday that he has assigned First Assistant D.A. Edward F. McCann Jr. to head a team of prosecutors and Montgomery County detectives who will be available to protect access and integrity in Tuesday's election.
Problems should be reported to McCann at 610-278-3100 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't get through on the phone, call the county radio room at 610-275-1222.
Any reported violation of election laws will be investigated and, if appropriate, prosecuted, according to the statement issued by Steele.
If voters Berks or Chester counties experience difficulty or intimidation in any way at the polls, they can contact their local District Attorney. Here’s a link to the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, listing every D.A.: http://www.pdaa.org/da-directory/
"A cornerstone of our democracy is a fair election and every citizen has the right to cast their ballot unimpeded," Steele said in his statement.
In October 2017, the Office of Attorney General filed charges against four election workers in Philadelphia, which lead to guilty pleas, for fraudulent activity in a special election last year.
“We’re watching here in Pennsylvania to ensure tomorrow’s election upholds Pennsylvania laws, and we will have no tolerance for any interference in free and fair elections in our Commonwealth,” Shapiro said.