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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.

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