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Justice Department to Monitor Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws in Alaska Jurisdictions

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor the Aug. 16, 2022, federal primary election in certain jurisdictions in the State of Alaska to ensure compliance with the minority language accessibility requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the disability accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. On election day, the Civil Rights Division will be monitoring in the following jurisdictions: Municipality of Anchorage, City and Borough of Juneau, Bethel Census Area, Dillingham Census Area and Kusilvak Census Area. During early/absentee voting, the Division has also monitored in the following jurisdictions:  Municipality of Anchorage, City and Borough of Juneau, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Denali Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

The Division regularly deploys its staff to monitor for compliance with the federal civil rights laws in elections in communities all across the country. In addition, the Division also deploys monitors from the Office of Personnel Management, where authorized by federal court order. 

Individuals can file complaints related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws by a complaint form on the department’s website or by telephone toll-free at 800-253-3931.

Individuals with questions or complaints related to the ADA may call the department’s toll-free ADA information line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or submit a complaint through a link on the department’s ADA website, at

Visit for more information about the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting rights laws. Visit for more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Updated August 16, 2022

Voting and Elections
Civil Rights
Press Release Number: 22-875