State lawmakers are bringing in reinforcements to ensure this year’s elections remain free and fair.
The state’s top federal prosecutor announced on Thursday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia Carris will oversee election procedures for Massachusetts.
Carris’s role in the election process will be to make sure that every registered voter can vote without interference or discrimination.
The current federal law protects voters from intimidation and bribery, as well as the buying and selling of votes.
Carris will ensure that all federal election laws are being followed across the state. She will also make sure that no ballot stuffing or impersonation takes place at polling places.
This is part of a larger effort by the Department of Justice to protect the integrity of the election process.
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said Voting is the Cornerstone of our democracy and it’s up to voters to keep it that way. He urges you to immediately report any suspicious behavior you witness near a ballot box.
In addition to Carris’s presence, FBI field agents will also be available at offices throughout the U.S. to receive and investigate any reports of voter fraud.