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Election hotline in place for April 9

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:54 p.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – An election hotline will be in service during voting hours Tuesday, providing a means of reporting problems or illegal voting activities.

The Election Complaint Line, 630-208-5328, will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Tuesday's election. Voters in the county who witness any possible illegal activity, such as illegally placed campaign signs, denial of voting rights or electioneering, can report it.

Joe McMahon, Kane County State's Attorney, said his office will also offer help to election judges Tuesday.

"A team will be making site visits at multiple polling places," he said. "As in the past, we'll be ready to assist polling place judges."

Should complaints come in, McMahon said assistant state's attorneys are prepared to travel to polling places to make sure they are complying with election laws.

The county has 228 voting precincts, and many municipal, township, library, park and school board races are contested in the election, so McMahon said he expects polling places to be busy.

McMahon said in a news release that a separate phone line has been set up for those who have general questions about the election, such as location of polling places and voting hours. Anyone looking for information about the election can call the Kane County Clerk's Election Help Line at 630-232-5990.

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