Feds want news of voting issues

Federal prosecutors want to remind voters that several agencies will be ready to take any reports of voter intimidation or fraud on Election Day.

U.S. Attorney Walt Wilkins says the voting section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice will handle the calls and notify FBI agents or federal prosecutors if needed.

The toll-free number for the Justice Department is (800) 253-3931.


Mr. Wilkins says voters with problems can also contact the U.S. attorney's office in Columbia at (803) 929-3052 or the South Carolina office of the FBI at (803) 551-4200.


Edmund A. Booth Jr., a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, selected two veteran prosecutors to oversee complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses, according to a news release from his office.

In the Augusta area, David M. Stewart will be on duty while the polls are open. To reach him, call (706) 724-0517 or (706) 826-4531.

The FBI also will have agents available in each field office. In Augusta, agents can be reached at (706) 722-3702.