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Justice Department to Monitor Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws in New York

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor compliance with federal voting rights laws in Queens, New York, for the June 25 primary election.

The Justice Department enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot. The department regularly deploys its staff to monitor for compliance with federal civil rights laws in elections in communities all across the country. In addition, the department deploys federal observers from the Office of Personnel Management, where authorized by federal court order. 

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section, working with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, enforces the civil provisions of federal statutes that protect the right to vote, including the Voting Rights Act, National Voter Registration Act, Help America Vote Act, Civil Rights Act and Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

More information about voting and elections is available on the Justice Department’s website at Learn more about the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting laws at Complaints about possible violations of federal voting rights laws can be submitted through the Civil Rights Division’s website at or by telephone at 1-800-253-3931.

Updated June 24, 2024

Voting and Elections
Press Release Number: 24-799