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Justice Department dispatches poll watchers

More than 780 federal observers and Justice Department employees will be dispatched to 51 voting jurisdictions in 23 states for Tuesday's voting in an effort to ensure a clean election.

The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON —

More than 780 federal observers and Justice Department employees will be dispatched to 51 voting jurisdictions in 23 states for Tuesday's voting in an effort to ensure a clean election.

The public can phone or email complaints about possible voting rights violations through Tuesday.

The phone numbers are 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767 and the number for those who are deaf or hard of hearing is 1-877-267-8971. The fax number is 202-307-3961.

Complaints can be emailed to voting.section(at)usdoj.gov or filed by filing out a complaint form on the department's website: www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/.

Complaints also may be directed to any of the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices around the country, local FBI offices or the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section at 202-514-1412.

On Election Day, federal observers supervised by the Office of Personnel Management will monitor polling places and sites where ballots are counted in 17 jurisdictions: Russell County, Ala.; Maricopa County, Ariz.; Alameda County, Calif.; Riverside County, Calif.; Randolph County, Ga.; East Carroll Parish, La.; Panola County, Miss.; Colfax County, Neb.; Sandoval County, N.M.; Orange County, N.Y.; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Lorain County, Ohio; Williamsburg County, S.C.; Shannon County; S.D.; Dallas County, Texas; Fort Bend County, Texas; and Jefferson County, Texas.

In another 34 jurisdictions, personnel from the Justice Department will monitor the election: Mobile County, Ala.; Pima County, Ariz.; Arapahoe County, Colo.; Denver; Duval County, Fla.; Hendry County, Fla.; Hillsborough County, Fla.; Lee County, Fla.; Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Orange County, Fla.; Osceola County, Fla.; Chicago and Cook County, Ill.; LaPorte County, Ind.; Finney County, Kan.; Detroit and Hamtramck, Mich.; Alamance County, N.C.; Wake County, N.C.; Bernalillo County, N.M.; Cibola County, N.M.; Queens County, N.Y.; Franklin County, Ohio; Hamilton County, Ohio; Allegheny County, Pa.; Chester County, Pa.; Delaware County, Pa.; Lehigh County, Pa.; Philadelphia; Richland County, S.C.; Davidson County, Tenn.; Shelby County, Tenn.; Harris County, Texas; and Milwaukee.

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