Report Voter Intimidation
As we get closer to the election, officials are cautioning voters to be aware of attempts at voter intimidation and fraud.
There have been some reports of people receiving official looking letters, phone calls or other communications questioning their eligibility to vote. These communications seek to intimidate voters and prevent them from casting a ballot.
Any attempt at voter intimidation based on race, color, national origin or religion is illegal, and the U.S. Department of Justice is taking steps to make sure everyone who is eligible can cast a ballot on election day.
Federal personnel will be monitoring certain polling locations on election day to prevent attempts at intimidation. Department of Justice attorneys will also be available to take complaints about voter intimidation before, during and after the election.
You can file a complaint:
- By calling 1-800-253-3931
- By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- By filling out an online form, which goes live closer to election day
Report any violence or threats of violence first to the police by calling 911.
If you think you are being targeted through any form of voter intimidation, you can also contact your state’s election board to make an official report.