Election Fraud Task Force on standby for the Midterm Election

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced Philadelphia District Attorney's Office's (DAO) Election Fraud Task Force (EFTF) will be ready to respond to voter fraud and criminal activity on midterm Election Day.

"This is probably the most important midterm election in at least a generation, so to make sure every vote counts and our election runs smoothly on November 6th, our Election Fraud Task Force will be ready to respond to issues at the polls," said Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney. "Philadelphians should not hesitate to call our hotline if they see a problem at 215-686-9641, 9643 or 9644."

The Election Fraud Task Force will consist of 60 Assistant District Attorneys and about 20 specially assigned Detectives. They will be ready to respond on election day when the polls open at 7 a.m. Officials also say the Task Force will be pre-stationed throughout the City.

"In Philadelphia, the City Commissioners and our staff work tirelessly to put on safe and secure elections every six months," said Commission Chairwoman Lisa Deeley. "I want to let the voters of Philadelphia know that, on Election Day, if they have questions, need information, or would like to report an issue, they can call our Election Day Hotline from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 215-686-1590. And finally, I want to thank all of our Poll Workers for all that they do to make Election Day happen in Philadelphia."

The Election Fraud Task Force, created in 2014, was made to investigate and prosecute allegations of Election Day criminal activity. The DAO will also issue Election Day updates via its Twitter account while the polls are open.