U.S. Attorney's office reminds new jersey voters to use election day hotline for complaints of voting irregularities or abuses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, is New Jersey’s general election, and U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman is reminding voters to use the Election Day Hotline if they suspect voter fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will receive and respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote. The Election Day Hotline – (855) 291-6791 – will be active from Nov. 3, 2013, through Nov. 7, 2013, and staffed live on Election Day.
The Department of Justice and federal law enforcement partners will work with county boards of election and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to respond to complaints and direct them to the appropriate authority.
The Justice Department seeks to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted, without discrimination, intimidation or fraud.
Established in 2010, this yearly initiative is intended to foster public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Justice Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open on Election Day.
The Justice Department and federal investigative agencies, led by the FBI, work cooperatively with the state Attorney General’s Office, under the direction of Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman, to enforce voters’ rights at the polls.