SC's Voter Integrity Program announced

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) – The Voter Integrity Program plans have been announced for the upcoming Nov. 2 general election.

U.S. Attorney William N. Nettles announced Monday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Murcier Bowens  will lead the efforts of his office in the connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Ballot Access and Voting Integrity Initiative was established on Oct. 1, 2002.

It aims to deter both election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and to prosecute these offenses whenever and wherever they occur.

Bowens will on duty in while the polls are open. She can be reached at: 803.929.3052, 803.929.3000, and 803.212.8261.

The FBI will also have special agents available in each field office. Complaints to the FBI should be made to 803.551.4200.

Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division's Voting Section in Washington at 800.253.3931 or 202.307.2767.  Voters who experience intimidation or suppression tactics based of race, color, religion, or national origin, please contact the Civil Rights Division's Criminal Section at 202.514.3204.

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