AG Lynch Discusses Federal Election Monitors, Urges All Americans to Vote

October 19, 2016

AG Lynch Discusses Federal Election Monitors, Urges All Americans to Vote

As Americans across the country prepare to vote, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch discusses that the Department of Justice will dispatch federal monitors to polling places around the country. Just as they do during every election, these officials will gather information on numerous aspects of local election procedures, including whether voters are treated differently depending on their race or color; whether jurisdictions are adequately serving individuals with disabilities; whether jurisdictions are complying with the provisional ballot requirements of the Help America Vote Act; and whether jurisdictions are complying with the Voting Rights Act's requirement to provide bilingual election materials and assistance in areas of need. Attorney General Lynch also urged all eligible Americans—regardless of party affiliation or political views—to exercise their right to vote.

Updated October 19, 2016