Justice Department election monitors to be on site in St. Louis city

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The U.S. Justice Department will send monitors to St. Louis city Tuesday to keep an eye on potential trouble at the polls. Since the approval of the 1965 Voting Rights Act the DOJ has monitored elections to protect the rights of voters. Members of the Civil Rights Division staff will also be available to receive telephone complaints related to possible violations of Federal voting rights laws. You can reach them at 1–800–253–3931. Complaints can also be directed to the U.S. Attorney offices in either St. Louis or East St Louis.  Federal monitors will be in 67 jurisdictions Tuesday spread across 28 states.  Any problems at a polling place should first be reported to the supervising election judges at that site.

More information is available at the DOJ website.