FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Contact: Laura Swinford, (573) 522-2592
Kander Establishes Elections Integrity Unit
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced he has established the Elections Integrity Unit, a new program in the Elections Division of his office that will help protect Missouri elections and the rights of Missouri voters.
"As the state’s chief election officer, it’s my job to make sure that only eligible voters vote, but also that every eligible voter has the opportunity to vote," Kander said in a web video announcing the unit’s creation.
Since he took office in January, Kander has shown zero tolerance for voter fraud, and his office has already reviewed numerous complaints and assisted local prosecutors with elections-related cases. Kander is the first secretary of state in Missouri to formalize this process and make his office’s findings available to Missourians.
"Upholding the integrity of the voting process is essential," Kander said. "We believe the Elections Integrity Unit will help elections remain fair, open and accurate by providing greater oversight and more transparency."
More information about the Elections Integrity Unit—including its reporting procedure and copies of its completed reviews—is available at www.sos.mo.gov/integrity on Kander’s website.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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