Monday, November 3, 2014

Department of Justice to Monitor Election Day Voting

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

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Tomorrow, registered voters will have the chance to cast their ballots for the nation’s general election.
And to make sure everything goes smoothly, representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be monitoring polling locations in Shelby County.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee, DOJ personnel will monitor polling place activities to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting rights statutes. And a Civil Rights Division attorney will coordinate federal activities and maintain contact with local election officials.

The Voting Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination during elections.

Voters can contact the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division to file complaints about discriminatory voting practices, including harassment or intimidation. The Voting Section can be reached at 1-800-253-3931.

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