McLean County is looking to curb the spread of misinformation on Election Day.
Staff from the McLean County Clerk’s office will be acting as social media monitors. The move is in response to the social media posts that surfaced during the 2016 Primary Election claiming certain polling locations had run out of ballots. The claims were untrue.
“I’ve been an election judge for over 30 years, we’ve never run out of ballots and we will do everything possible to be sure that if a voter wants a paper ballot that we have enough here otherwise the touchscreen machines are working fine.” Election Judge, Wayne Dillow, says.
The Clerk’s office will continue to monitor Facebook, Twitter, and other local websites while the polls remain open.