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Election-related Issues

The right to vote is one of the most important rights exercised by Americans.  Plan now to determine when, where, and how you will vote.  Stay alert and don’t let misinformation keep you from exercising your right to vote!  Please report any election-related issues that you encounter.

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur.  The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program furthers these goals, and also seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo J. Wise has been appointed the District Election Office for the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and stands ready to receive reports from the public of possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open through Election Day.  AUSA Wise can be reached at 410-209-4800.  Click here for more information on reporting election issues.

To avoid being misinformed, seek out election information from trustworthy sources, verify who produced the content, and consider their intent.  If appropriate, make use of in-platform tools offered by social media companies for reporting suspicious posts that appear to be spreading false or inconsistent information about voting and elections.  Report disinformation about the manner, time, or place of voting in Maryland to the Baltimore Field Office of the FBI at (410) 265-8080 or submit a tip on the FBI’s website at  Know when, where, and how you will vote.  Click  here for additional information. 

Updated October 29, 2020