Justice Department to monitor polls in Rhode Island

Ap Election Brief | What To Expect In Rhode Island’s Special Primaries
David Goldman - staff, ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE - Voters pass a sign outside a polling site in Warwick, R.I., on Nov. 7, 2022, after casting their ballots on the last day of early voting before the midterm election. A crowded field of candidates will be on the ballot in Rhode Island on Tuesday with an eye on replacing former U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, the seven-term Democrat who resigned in May to run a nonprofit foundation.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department said it will monitor the special primary election in Rhode Island to make sure it complies with federal voting rights laws.

The Justice Department said Monday that it will monitor polls in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket.

Civil Rights Division personnel will be on site to take complaints of possible violations from the public.

People can also report complaints to 800-253-3931 or fill out an online form.

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