Voting & Elections


Is voter intimidation legal?


No. Voter intimidation – in any form – is illegal.

You can stop voter intimidation.

If it happens to you or you see it happening, take the following steps:

Document everything you can, include date, time and location, and report it to election officials. Photos and videos are very helpful.

  • Report it to your county Board of Elections and the county District Attorney.
  • Call the Election Protection Hotline:
    • English: 1-866-Our-Vote
    • Spanish: 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota
    • Asian languages: 888-API-Vote
  • Call the US Department of Justice voting rights hotline:
    • 1-800-253-3931

Avoid confronting trouble-makers directly.

Fights or police presence can also intimidate voters.

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Is my vote worth it?

Your votes affect how your government is run and your tax dollars spent on every level. Taking the time to read up on the issues and casting your vote is important.