Assistant U-S Attorney Bob Mosakowski will serve as the Election Officer for the Middle District of Florida...which includes all of Southwest Florida.
He and appointees like him across the country are part of the U-S Department of Justice’s “Ballot Access & Voting Integrity Initiative”. Its goal is to help ensure public confidence in the election process.
Mosakowski says while the Justice Department has provided election monitors for decades, their level of training has increased in recent years.
“Prior to the election of 2000 there were district election officers, but after the election we started going to Washington every year for 2 days of training. It became much higher profile and much more effort was put into the program.”
Mosakowski will be available until polls close at 7:00. He can be reached at area code 813-274-6129 – or at 813-274-6000.
Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, D-C by calling 1-800-253-3931.
Tuesday, 07 November 2006 00:00
MonitorWritten by Mike Kiniry