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Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division In Partnership With The United States Attorney’s Office For The District Of Maryland To Monitor Compliance With Federal Voting Rights Laws In Maryland

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor elections on May 14 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, to ensure compliance with federal voting rights laws.

The department’s Civil Rights Division and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland work in partnership to enforce the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot. These Department of Justice components regularly deploy their staff to monitor for compliance with federal civil rights laws in elections in communities all across the country.  In addition, the Civil Rights Division also deploys federal observers from the Office of Personnel Management, where authorized by federal court order. 

The Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland 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.

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Updated May 13, 2024

Voting and Elections