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Voter Fraud

Election Integrity for America

Democracy in America

Voter fraud, voter suppression, and other election crimes

If you witness or suspect election crimes, you can report them. Learn where to report voter fraud and voting rights violations. Federal election crimes fall into three broad categories:

  • Campaign finance crimes, such as when candidates accept funds that violate the amounts or donors permitted under the law

  • Voter fraud and voter registration fraud, such as when someone illegally casts a vote in the name of a dead person or someone who has moved. Many states have strengthened their voter ID requirements to try to stop voter fraud.

  • Civil rights violations involving voter intimidation, coercion, threats, and other tactics to suppress a person’s ability to vote

You have the right to cast your vote in private. There is no law against asking someone who they are voting for. But you do not have to share that information with anyone if you do not want to.

How to report voter fraud, intimidation, or suppression

If you suspect voter fraud, report it to your state or territorial election office. You can also report it to:

  • A local FBI office

  • A local U.S. attorney's office

  • The Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division

If you witness or suspect voter intimidation or suppression, there are three ways you can report it:

  • Contact your state or territorial election office

  • Contact the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice

  • Use the Election Complaint Report online form

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