WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue October 23, 2012
U.S. Attorneys Appoint District Election Officers
Two Assistant US Attorneys have been appointed to serve as District Election Officers for the upcoming November 6th Election. The appointments are part of the Justice Department’s nationwide “Election Day Program.”
Federal law protects against crimes such as bribing or intimidating voters, as well as buying or selling votes. Ken Taylor has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the Eastern District of Kentucky, while Tom Dyke has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the Western District of Kentucky.
Kerry B. Harvey, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of the state says every citizen has the right to vote without discrimination or interference, and he says the DOJ will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.
Authorities are asking members of the public who have specific information about election fraud to contact the US Attorney’s Office, the office of the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.