Voting Rights

The Attorney General’s Column encouraged North Carolinians to vote, gave them information on how they can vote, and reassured voters that ensuring the integrity of elections in North Carolina is a top priority for him.

Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Addresses Early Voting Election Concerns[27], YouTube (Oct. 13, 2020).

In a video press release, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today addressed legal concerns regarding Ohio’s voting process. Topics addressed include “ballot harvesting,” voter intimidation and misleading robocalls regarding absentee voting. The video includes the consequences that could come from interfering with Ohio’s election process.

Oregon

Department of Justice, Oregon Votes 2020![28]

This fact sheet, provided in multiple languages, provides information about deadlines for registration, how ballots can be returned, and voter protection laws, as well as details about the Attorney General’s Voter Protection Hotlines.

Pennsylvania

Office of Attorney General, Voters’ Rights in Effect at the Polling Places on Election Days[29]

The Office of Attorney General created guides for voters so that they can understand their rights & responsibilities, and how to get help with any problems that may come up on election day. The website also provides a printable Election Day Guide in several languages, and a link to report election complaints.

Rhode Island

Attorney General’s Office, Voter Protection[30]

The Attorney General’s Office provides resources to help Rhode Islanders understand their rights as voters and where to go for help if they feel their rights are being infringed upon.

Vermont

Office of the Attorney General, AGO Guidance Regarding Voter Intimidation and Harassment[31] (Oct. 5, 2020).

Virginia

Office of the Attorney General, Press Release, Attorney General Herring Outlines Protections Against Voter Intimidation[32], (Sept. 24, 2020).

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued an advisory opinion[33] outlining protections in both state and federal law against voter intimidation in response to “reports of activity near polling places that led some voters to fear for their safety while waiting to cast their vote, or led them to believe that they would be harmed for supporting a particular candidate.”

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