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DOJ to send monitors to polling places to prevent voter intimidation

The Department of Justice will be sending monitors to dozens of jurisdictions around the country – including in New Jersey – to prevent voter intimidation or harassment.

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2022, 11:33 PM

Updated 616 days ago

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The Department of Justice will be sending monitors to dozens of jurisdictions around the country – including in New Jersey – to prevent voter intimidation or harassment.
Monitors will be stationed in 64 different municipalities in 24 different states – including Middlesex County. They will be watching for voter intimidation or suppression and to help ensure that polling places are operating properly. They will also ensure voters’ civil rights are protected.
Voters are encouraged to report disruptions like intimidation or any kind of threats to local election officials and then to the DOJ.
Middlesex County officials tell News 12 New Jersey that DOJ monitors are often seen on Election Day. They say this is because the county has residents that speak many different languages, and the monitors can help if there is confusion or other problems.
It was not immediately known which polling locations the monitors will be stationed at. Officials said the monitors will “float” around the county and respond to a location when needed.


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