The DOJ Is Monitoring Midterm Election Polls

Votes today will determine if Democrats stay in control in office, or if the Republicans gain some power.

The Justice Department is monitoring polls in 24 states to ensure voters’ civil rights.

The department has monitored elections since the voting rights act of 1965. The goal is to prevent voters from being intimidated or pressured while filling out their ballots.

States chosen for monitoring include some of the most closely watched elections of the midterm cycle.

Poll monitoring is part of the division’s mission to protect the civil right to vote under the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act, the Civil Rights Acts, and the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Among the 24 states, the DOJ is monitoring polls in several counties of North Carolina as well as Horry County in South Carolina.

Votes today will determine if Democrats stay in control in office, or if the Republicans gain some power.