Know Your Voting Rights

(Monday, November 2, 2020) – The likelihood that you may experience problems at the poll is probably greater this year than ever before.  Political pundits and experts have highlighted countless voter suppression and intimidation tactics popping up daily across the country.  But we know information is power and we have compiled a list pf resources to empower you as you exercise your right to vote.

For help at the polls, call the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.  https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/voting-rights/

There are many election-related concerns over which the Office of IG does not have authority.  Below are a list of concerns and links to the agencies that handle those concerns:

  • Allegations involving campaign contributions – contact the Federal Elections Commission.
  • Allegations concerning the political activities of Federal employees – contact the Office of Special Counsel.
  • Allegations concerning grant funding distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services under HAVA – contact the HHS Office of Inspector General.
  • Allegations concerning irregularities in state and local elections – contact the state or local election official for the district where the election occurred through the Contact Your State EAC resource.
  • Allegations concerning irregularities in Federal elections – contact the state or local election official for the district where the election occurred or the U.S. Department of Justice, Voting Rights Division.
  • Allegations concerning voting fraud or other election-related crimes – contact the local and state law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Attorney for the district where the election occurred, or the U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section. U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section.

The specific facts that detail the alleged wrongdoing, including:


  • What wrongdoing is alleged (fraud, abuse, waste, mismanagement, violation of law, rule or regulation)?
  • When did the wrongdoing occur?
  • Where did the wrongdoing occur?
  • Who was involved?
  • What was the motivation for the alleged wrongdoing?
  • What harm was done?
  • Was anything done to remedy the wrongdoing?
    • Any other information that will assist the OIG in assessing your compliant.
    Filing a Complaint

    Complaints may be made via mail, telephone, fax, or online. The complainant’s name will remain confidential unless the OIG obtains permission to release his/her name or the Inspector General determines that release of that information is necessary to the investigation of the complaint. File a compliant via the online Fraud, Waste and Abuse Form.