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Justice Dept. to monitor election in Davidson Co.

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday it will send personnel to Davidson County next week to monitor its election procedures.

The federal Civil Rights Division, which enforces federal voting rights laws, is viewing 51 jurisdictions in 23 states during the general election Tuesday, including Davidson and Shelby counties in Tennessee.

Justice Department personnel will be ensuring poll workers are complying with correct election procedures, such as granting equal access regardless of race, color or language; permitting voters with disabilities to receive assistance; and following requirements of the National Voter Registration Act and Help America Vote Act.

Anyone can report complaints related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws by calling toll free 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767 or TTY 1-877-267-8971.

You can also send a fax to 202-307-3961, email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or file a complaint form at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/.

For more information, visit the Civil Rights Division's website at http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting.

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