MontCo Attorneys Available for Election Day Issues

Prosecutors will be available to voters through the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.


Montgomery County Prosecutors will be available to help voters with Election Day complaints, according to an article in The Intelligencer.

"We want to ensure that all Montgomery County residents are able to vote without being subject to intimidation, threats, or any other abuse of the election system," said District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.

Voters with complaints or concerns on Election Day operations can contact the team, lead by First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele, at 610-278-3146.

Because it is a federal election, voters can also call the U.S. Attorney's Office with election complaints at 215-861-8420 or 215-861-8200.

Voters with issues concerning ballot access or discrimination can call the federal Department of Justice's Civil Rights Divisitions's Voting Section at 1-800-253-3931.

Read more in the Peg Gibbons article here.

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I hope PA attorneys will send away or arrest any international snoops from the UN who have NO rights to be overseeing anything about American elections on American soil. Arrest them if they try to enter any PA State polling place. Keep the UN out of the Presidential elections of sovereign nations that have been conducting their own elections for centuries. Get the PA State General Attorney involved if necessary. Have some volunteer civilian guards (w police on-call back-up if necessary) at every PA polling place. Keep it civil, but send them on their way, or arrest them. Whichever they would like. They can choose. "In a development that should outrage every red-blooded, patriotic American, the Obama Administration announced that international observers in the United States cannot be arrested by state law enforcement even if the United Nations representatives violate state law." Well, perhaps, President Obama would rather be arrested himself. Sounds like a impeachable offense to me. President Obama and the UN observers should do themselves a favor, and stay away from interfering in the Constitutional rights of States to conduct their own elections. “[G]roups and individuals from outside the United States do not have jurisdiction to interfere with State [Texas] elections.” http://www.dailypaul.com/260742/outrage-obama-admin-says-texans-can-t-arrest-un-observers-even-if-they-violate-texas-law
Curmudgeon November 05, 2012 at 07:49 PM
The world is turned upsidedown. Are these observers from Iran?? or China?? The President has no authority to tell the state and local governments not to arrest someone who is violating legitimate state law. If they show up at my polling place, I will call the State's AG. DO NOT call the Justice Department, they are in cahoots with this whole scheme!!! Free Nakoula Basseley Nakoula!!!
Marc Lombardi November 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Before either of you go off starting an international incident, please read up on the idea of the UN and diplomatic immunity: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/150546.pdf It's not like Obama created these laws. They have been in place for decades. These people are there to OBSERVE and make note of any illegal actions by people on EITHER side strongarming those going to vote. There are not there to interfere.
Katherine November 05, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Not buying it. The UN has no business here observing our elections. We have eyes to observe ourselves. It's completely demeaning to believe that we need some international group of snoops noting what they believe are illegal actions. Immunity would only be appropriate in situations of conflict, not peacetime elections. It does not sound legal to me, and it shouldn't be. We can observe our own selves. The UN should strong arm itself down to size, and stay out of our elections. And, it still sounds like an impeachable offense.
Katherine November 05, 2012 at 11:25 PM
And, comments don't start international incidents, behavior does. Obama had no authority to invite them. He started an international incident. He would be wise to stop it.
Dot November 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Hi, Marc. Yes, presumably they are there for both sides. Their mandate, though is from the liberal folks who requested their presence. I just hope that each poll's judge has the guidelines of what they can & cannot do. Here is a report of the NAACP illegally electioneering inside a poll in Houston: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/11/03/breaking_naacp_takes_over_polling_station_advocates_for_president_obama_at_houston_polling_location
Dot November 05, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Actually, the groups that invited them were: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP and the ACLU, among other groups Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/un-affiliated-monitors-us-polling-stations/2012/10/20/united-nations-affiliated-election-monitors-be-placed-polling-stations-around-us#ixzz2BOb2ambt
Ken Wollman November 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Vote him out then......oops, sour subject. Sorry.
patrick November 06, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Remember Pennsylvanians, you DON"t need ID to vote. Robme/Lyin'-Ryan=LOSERS
Katherine November 06, 2012 at 12:28 AM
It doesn't matter what groups sought to invite UN snoops. If Obama OKed the interference of these groups in disregarding US laws, he is culpable of condoning and attempting to override US sovereign law. He should have told these groups that he didn't have the authority to counteract US law. And, it is an impeachable offense for a US President to collude with international organizations, rather than abide by US state and US national laws. This should not be happening.
Katherine November 06, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Neither the NAACP nor the UN has any authority to be inside a polling place for any reason whatsoever. Only local voters and poll workers should be permitted inside a polling place. Arrest anyone inside, or trying to get inside, a polling place whether a NAACP member or a member of the United Nations. And then, start the impeachment process. None of this should be happening. It is a gross violation of US law and US Presidential authority.
Joe Koenig November 06, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Marc: The immunity you refer to: Diplomatic agents and family members, UN Mission staff and family members, and UN Secretariat employees, those observers would have to prove with documentation that they qualified. Immunity does not bar arrest, it only blocks prosecution. Having them arrested and removed is perfectly legal.
Dot November 06, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Actually, UN observers have been coming here since 2002. A terrible idea if you ask me. As far as BHO stepping on the Constitution, he has done that so many times with his end runs around Congress. He has issued so many Executive Orders and his departments have issued so many regulations that have essentially enacted laws that were previously rejected by Congress - i.e. the Dream Act, Cap and Trade, Card Check (by way of shortening the time that businesses have to counter any attempt to unionize), Net Neutrality (they have the UN sticking their noses into the internet now, too), etc., etc.
Mark Price November 06, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Maybe we do need observers. I just voted in the same place I have voted for 36 years and they required me to show a picture ID. Only when I came home did I read that this is not legal. And how about folks having to wait 7 hours to vote in early voting in Florida. In the civil rights days the president would have rightly sent in federal troops to protect the civil rights of U.S. citizens.


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