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17 October 2008

Attorney General Baker Establishes Election Task Force & Voter Hotline

With less than a month to go before the November 4th election, Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker and his office is providing assistance to voters who have election-related legal questions.

Baker announced last Friday that his office has formed an election task force and launched a voter hotline because of the great deal of voter interest in the 2008 general election.

"I have established both an Election Task Force as well as a voter hotline to answer election-related legal questions as we approach the November 4, 2008 General Election," Baker said. "The Task Force will be comprised of attorneys in my office versed in election law, and callers to the hotline will be referred to members of this Task Force for elections-related legal questions."

The Attorney General's voter hotline can be reached at (404) 651-9303.

In addition to the voter hotline, Baker is asking Georgians to call the United States Dept. of Justice if they become aware of any instance of voter intimidation, coercion or threats based upon a voter's race, color, religion or national origin.

The Department of Justice has jurisdiction to investigate and, if warranted, bring criminal action for those activities. The Department of Justice can be contacted at (202) 514-3204.

"I am hopeful that this election will go smoothly and that all registered voters will have the opportunity to have their voices heard," Attorney General Baker said.