In a press release on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department (DOJ) will be closely monitoring elections across the nation to ensure that all eligible voters’ rights are respected and to combat against potential voter fraud.

“Voting rights are constitutional rights, and they’re part of what it means to be an American,” Sessions said.

“Likewise, fraud in the voting process will not be tolerated. Fraud also corrupts the integrity of the ballot,” Sessions concluded.

Sessions’ words are reminiscent of Secretary of State John Merrill’s frequent saying that, under his time in office, in Alabama it is “easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

You can report suspected voter fraud to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office here.

State and local governments have the primary responsibility for administering elections, however the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division is charged with enforcing the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, this federal division has regularly monitored all kinds of elections in the field around the country throughout every year to protect the rights of all voters, and Tuesday will be no different.

If you want to file a complaint of a Federal Voting Rights Violation you can find information on filing your complaint by clicking on this link found here.

Under U.S. Attorney General Sessions the Department of Justice is working to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted free of discrimination, intimidation or fraud in the election process.