Contact Us

Department of Justice to Monitor Elections in Dallas, Galveston, and Jasper Counties

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A federal agency has announced their plans to monitor elections in some areas of Texas.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday their intention to monitor municipal elections on May 12 in Dallas, Galveston, and Jasper Counties in Texas.

They plan to follow these elections to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color, or membership in a minority language group.

The U.S. Justice Department has the right to ask the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to send federal observers certified by the attorney general or federal court order to monitor polling locations in the three counties.

Each year, the Justice Department sends out hundreds of federal observers to monitor elections across the country.

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!