The Department of Justice remains vigilant in detecting, investigating, and pursuing violations of federal civil and criminal laws related to voting.
If you believe you or someone else has experienced a civil rights violation, please tell us what happened.
We need the public’s assistance in remaining vigilant and reporting suspected threats or acts of violence against election workers.
To report suspected threats or violent acts, contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324). You also may file an online complaint at tips.fbi.gov.
Find Department of Justice guidance documents for states to ensure compliance with federal laws regarding elections, specifically federal statutes affecting methods of voting and federal constraints related to post-election “audits.”
We have also compiled a list of resources for voters by states.
Vote.gov helps you register to vote, find voter registration deadlines, check your registration, change your political party affiliation, and learn how to get a voter registration card.
The Voting Section enforces the civil provisions of the federal laws that protect the right to vote, including the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act and the Civil Rights Acts.
This resource, also available in Spanish, provides information about several federal laws affecting voting rights and explains how members of the public can report possible violations of those laws to the Justice Department.
The Justice Department has created this resource to ensure that those citizens with a criminal conviction and other people interested in this issue understand the eligibility to vote.
The Department is working to ensure that citizens in federal custody or preparing for reentry into the community understand, and can exercise, the voting rights provided by state law. The Bureau of Prisons has developed a lesson plan for its Institution Admission and Orientation program, as well as an infographic posted throughout all BOP facilities, to educate new arrivals about their voting rights while incarcerated. It is also implementing policies and procedures to facilitate voter registration and voting for incarcerated individuals who remain eligible to vote, including procedures to protect and return mail-in ballots and to assist incarcerated individuals with disabilities. In addition, the Bureau has added to its Release Orientation Program a new module on voting rights, and it is working to develop a resource that provides details on state-specific information on voting restrictions as well as restoration-of-rights opportunities for previously incarcerated individuals.