The U.S. Attorney's Office and its federal law enforcement partners, led by the FBI, work with county boards of election and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote.
Anyone experiencing these issues can reach out to the following:
U.S. Attorney's Office Election Hotline: (888) 658-6837 – active from Nov. 6, 2017, through Nov. 8, 2017.
N.J. Election Hotline: 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)
Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. It also contains special protections for voters so they can vote free from intimidation or harassment. For example, actions designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning, challenging, photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting, may violate federal voting rights law. Further, federal law protects the right of voters to mark their own ballot or be assisted by a person of their choice.