Officials, Groups to Monitor Polls on Tuesday

CBS 58-- To make sure you are able to freely cast a ballot Tuesday several groups will be monitoring the polls.

Poll observers, who represent candidates or parties, are allowed inside to oversee the process but they cannot approach voters or wear clothing or buttons supporting their candidate or issue.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Election Protection Coalition, will also be out and about making sure things run smoothly on Election Day.

“The kind of thing we usually see the most on election day is you know long lines, inefficiencies, that kind of thing,” said Larry DePuis, the legal director for the ACLU of Wisconsin.

DePuis says what's unusual is voter intimidation

“I don't really expect to see a lot of voter intimidation or at least certainly not the kind of voter intimidation that people seem to be the most concerned about,” DePuis said.

Milwaukee police say officers will "periodically checking around voting venues for disruptions, excessive demonstrations, and those interfering with citizens voting."

And the Department of Justice will have more than 500 people monitoring voting in 28 states, including Wisconsin. Something that is not unique to this election cycle.

“It actually does happen a little bit in every election cycle,”DePuis said. “The closer things look, the more likely it is to get attention, I think. But DOJ observers have been here in the past.”

If you want to file a complaint about a voting issue—click here.

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