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Bartholomew County voters who have complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses during the Nov. 6 general elections have resources for help.
The three members of the Bartholomew County Election Board will be at the Voter Registration Office, 234 Washington St., Columbus, all day to hear any complaints. People can come to the office in person or call 379-1604.
At least two assistant U.S. attorneys will be available in each of the Southern District offices in Indianapolis, New Albany, Terre Haute and Evansville. The Indianapolis office is at 10 W. Market St., Suite 2100.
Voters in the Columbus area can contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis by calling toll free at 888-368-5067.
Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington by calling 800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767.
Joe Hogsett, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said in a news release that federal law protects voters against intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input.
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