How to Report Harassment, Violations on Election Day and Get Your Vote on: NOLA Edition

from nola.com:

In league with the announcement, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite named Assistant U.S. Attorney Irene Gonzalez [emphasis added] to oversee the Eastern District of Louisiana’s handling of those complaints Nov. 8. González, who has served as the district’s election officer since 2002, will be on duty while the polls are open.

Here are the ways to report problems on Election Day:

U.S. Attorney’s office: To reach Gonzalez, call 504.680.3000 and 504.680.3077.

Louisiana Secretary of State: The Elections Compliance Unit can be reached at 800.722.5305. The unit is responsible for investigating violations of the Louisiana election code.

FBI: The FBI will have agents ready to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses. The New Orleans FBI field office can be reached at 504.816.3000.

Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington: Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Department of Justice in Washington by phone at 800.253-3931 toll free or 202.307.2767, by fax at 202.307.3961 or by TTY 202.305.0082.

Department of Justice online: Report can also be made by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or by using the complaint forms in the department’s website: https://www.justice.gov/crt/voting-section.

No one has the right to question your ability to vote unless that person is an official poll worker and knows what s/he’s saying. Check your registration online, find your local ballot and polling place, or print out a duplicate voter registration card. And on the 8th, be prepared to wait. This election is too important to blow off because of the length of a line.

from The League of Women Voters:

STATE ELECTIONS: POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 AM UNTIL 8:00 PM.

FEDERAL ELECTIONS: POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 6:00 AM UNTIL 8:00 PM

Voters that are in line to vote at 8:00 pm will be allowed to cast their ballots.

Voters must provide one of the following: A Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana identification card or any other generally recognized picture ID. If you do not have a picture ID, then you may present any other identification card plus further information such as a utility bill and a completed Voter Identification Affidavit.

Only one person at a time is allowed in the voting booth. If you are unable to read, an election official may assist you. If you are unable to vote without assistance because of a physical handicap, you must bring a physician’s certificate with you or have one on file.

Disabled voters and their assistant may go to the front of the line at their polling place.

CLICK HERE to learn your polling site for your address.

 

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