Justice Dept. sending personnel to monitor elections in Erie County

Posted at 12:22 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 12:22:48-05

Personnel from the U.S. Justice Department will be in Erie County come election day (Tuesday, November 6).  Erie County is one of 35 jurisdictions in 19 states, where the Civil Rights Division will be deploying monitors to ensure compliance with federal voting laws.

"Voting rights are constitutional rights, and they're part of what it means to be an American," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the Division has regularly monitored elections around the country to protect the rights of all voters.

To report a voting complaint or possible violation, call 1-800-253-3931 toll free.  You can also email, and by a complaint form on the Department's website:


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