Voting Rights

New Jersey

Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law & Public Safety, Guidance on the Role of Law Enforcement in Election Activities[19] (Oct. 16, 2020).

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued guidance to New Jersey’s police chiefs, sheriffs, and county prosecutors to ensure that voters can cast their ballots safely and without fear of intimidation. The guidance emphasizes both specific rules regarding law enforcement activity at polling places, as well as the importance of protecting the state’s voters from intimidation and coercion as they exercise the right to vote.

New Mexico

Office of the Attorney General, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver, Attorney General Balderas Issue Voter Protection Advisory[20], Press Release (Oct. 14, 2020).

The advisory emphasizes the right of New Mexicans to participate in a free and fair election. It includes critical information about the upcoming general election.

New York

Office of the Attorney General, Voting Key Dates, Resources & Hotline Information[21]

The Office of the Attorney General website also provides answers to frequently asked questions.

Office of the Attorney General, Press Release, AG James Announces Election Day Hotline to Protect Voter Access During Today’s Election[22] (Nov. 5, 2019).

Announcing a hotline and email address to reach attorneys and staff in the Civil Rights Bureau if voters encounter problems on Election Day. The Attorney General’s Office has operated a voter access hotline since 2012 as an effort to reduce barriers to voting.

North Carolina

Department of Justice, Press Release, Attorney General Josh Stein Releases Guidance for Voters in 2020 Election[23] (Oct. 14, 2020).

Attorney General Josh Stein released this fact sheet[24] about election observers and voter intimidation to help inform voters of their rights. The release also links to Attorney General Stein’s Statement on Voting in North Carolina[25].

Department of Justice, Attorney General Stein’s Column: Making Your Voice Heard in Our Elections[26] (Oct. 2020).

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