Polling places expect low turnout and many mail-in ballots

City employees Jim Johnson, left, and Marc Griffin set up a polling station at Conte School in Pittsfield in August. 

The Berkshire District Attorney's Office is asking voters to report any issues of interference or disorderly conduct at polling places to local authorities. 

The DA's office has assigned a lead prosecutor to work with the Attorney General's Election Protection Task Force through Election Day, and they will field reports of voter intimidation, interference and disorderly conduct. 

Any problems at the polls should be reported to election clerks, local law enforcement or to the DA's office by calling 413-443-5951. The DA's office will have staff available to take phone calls and reports until the polls close on Election Day.  

“The right to vote is the cornerstone of our Democracy. Even in these very politically charged times we expect our neighbors to remain civil and allow the votes to determine the outcome,” Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a news release.

“Our country is built on the fundamental principle that every person has a voice in shaping our future. We are working to protect every one of those voices.”