Justice Department to monitor compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws in Alaska jurisdictions

(KINY) - The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor the election on Oct. 3 in certain jurisdictions in the state of Alaska to ensure compliance with the minority language accessibility requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

On election day, the Civil Rights Division will be monitoring in the following jurisdictions: Dillingham Census Area, Kusilvak Census Area and North Slope Borough, Alaska.

The division regularly deploys its staff to monitor for compliance with the federal civil rights laws in elections in communities all across the country. In addition, the division also deploys monitors from the Office of Personnel Management, where authorized by federal court order. 

Individuals can file complaints related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws by a complaint form on the department’s website civilrights.justice.gov/ or by telephone toll-free at 800-253-3931. In addition, individuals may also report complaints by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov.