Home / Election 2014 / Justice Department to monitor municipal elections

Justice Department to monitor municipal elections

The U.S. Justice Department says it will send workers to monitor Maricopa County’s upcoming municipal elections.

Department officials say they want to ensure that election officials provide voters with proper language assistance in Spanish and O’odham for Tuesday’s elections.

The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination of any voter on the basis of race or color.

Officials say workers will watch and record activities at county polling locations and a federal attorney will stay in touch with local election officials.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Check Also

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke of hope and a leader who needs to be smart and generous at Phoenix Convention Center. (Photo by Kristiana Faddoul/Cronkite News)

First lady calls Trump’s debate remark ‘insult to Americans’

Michelle Obama said that Donald Trump’s refusal to say he’d accept November 8 election results if he loses is an insult to millions of Americans who are voting in the presidential election.