The Minneapolis police union is asking retired officers to help serve as “eyes and ears” at polling sites in “problem” areas across the city on Election Day. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says:

“Anyone can sound the alarm for others to show up at polling places, but the law is really clear and in Minnesota is that each major political party is allowed only one person per polling place, they have to designate that person in writing.”

Simon says Minnesota law also guarantees voters the right to a peaceful polling place free of harassment or intrusion.