DOJ Monitoring Polls In Los Angeles To ‘Enforce Voting Rights’


The DOJ said it is monitoring polls in Los Angeles this election, taking any complaints related to voter fraud, intimidation, or discrimination.

Los Angeles is one of 64 early-vote jurisdictions in 24 states that are being monitored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for any possible issues.

There are two California counties being monitored, with Sonoma being the second, and the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ accepting any complaints voters in the regions may have.

“On Election Day, Civil Rights Division personnel will be available all day to receive complaints from the public related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws,” a Justice Dept. media release said Monday. “Complaints related to disruption at a polling place should always be reported immediately to local election officials (including officials in the polling place).”

Among the key issues the DOJ will watch for is that voter discrimination does not occur at the polls and assuring that voters with disabilities are properly assisted.

Should the voting public have issues at the polls, they are being encouraged to either call 800-514-0301 or 833-610-1264 (TTY),  or submit a complaint through the American Disabilities Act website. Should there be any violence at the polls, the DOJ recommends calling 9-1-1.

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