State's atty: 'Zero tolerance' for illegal election activity

February 21, 2011 4:37:39 AM PST
On Saturday, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez explained what her office will be doing to prevent wrongdoing on Election Day.

She'll have 200 Assistant State's Attorneys on duty in all 50 wards.

Voters with concerns can call the State's Attorney's hotline at 312-603-7960.

A central intake and dispatch center will take those complaints and assess them, and rapid response teams will be in place to respond to any calls that require immediate attention.

Her office has already received more than 100 calls.

"We anticipate in this election because there are so many candidates that normally we average about 200 complaints, calls that come in on Election Day that it's probably going to be double that," Alvarez said.

Alvarez says there will be "zero tolerance" for any type of illegal election activity or political mischief.