LANCASTER – The election process in Lancaster County will be fair and efficient and those involved in voter intimidation crimes or violent civil unrest will be prosecuted. Those were the messages relayed when local and federal officials gathered in Manheim to discuss law-enforcement plans for Election Day. “We are making sure to do everything possible to have a free and fair election,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain said at a gathering that included Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams and County Commissioners Josh Parsons and Ray D’Agostino. Constables will be on the “front lines” at polling places, and will call on police for reinforcement as needed. Ballots will be secured by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office as they are transferred for counting and processing once the polls close.

WILLIAM MCSWAIN