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DOJ Monitoring voting rights compliance in Alaskan Primaries

To ensure compliance with voting rights laws pertaining to minority languages and disabilities, the U.S. Justice Department will monitor Tuesday's Alaskan ranked-choice primary elections.

The Alaska primary is one of two that will be held on Tuesday. Anchorage, Juneau, Bethel, Dillingham, and Kusilvak census areas were monitored by the Civil Rights Division on election day.

“The Division regularly deploys its staff to monitor for compliance with the federal civil rights laws in elections in communities all across the country,” the department said in a statement. “In addition, the Division also deploys monitors from the Office of Personnel Management, where authorized by federal court order.”

In Anchorage, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, Denali, Fairbanks North Star, and Yukon-Koyukuk census areas, early voting is already being monitored.

17 August 2022


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