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Justice Department will monitor elections in 6 MS cities

WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) -

The Justice Department announced Monday that it will monitor municipal elections Tuesday in the cities of Brookhaven, Greenwood, Isola, Meridian, Philadelphia and Ruleville, to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.

Federal observers will be assigned to monitor polling place activities in Greenwood, Isola, Philadelphia and Ruleville based on the Attorney General's certification. 

In addition, department personnel will monitor polling place activities in Brookhaven and Meridian.

Each year, the department deploys hundreds of federal observers from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as departmental staff, to monitor elections across the country.

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