Krasner warns against monkey business on Election Day in Philadelphia

Steve Tawa
May 14, 2018 - 1:24 pm
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says his Election Fraud Task Force will be on the lookout for any potential election law violations.

Steve Tawa-KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says his Election Fraud Task Force will be on the lookout for any potential election law violations, including campaigning in the voting area and voter intimidation.

"There will be at least 60 assistant district attorneys deployed throughout the city to respond to any complaints that any voter may have when they go to the polls to cast their vote," Krasner said.

Chairwoman Lisa Deeley of the Philadelphia City Commissioners Office, which oversees the elections, says electioneering inside polling places tends to be an issue during rainy election days. They have an Election Hotline Number: 215-686-1590.

"If a voter needs voting information, or if they want to report a polling place issue, they can call the City Commissioners office at that number," Deeley said.

Lauren Cristella of election watchdog group Committee of 70 says they have a nonpartisan online voting guide available.

"'It's a complete tool kit that includes biographical information on all of the candidates in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties," Cristella said. "For the first time in Seventy's 114-year history, we've expanded to the suburbs."

Seventy also has a digital ballot tool to help folks make informed decisions up and down the ballot.