Volunteers helping work to protect voters' rights ahead of Election Day

Posted at 11:26 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 23:26:54-05

Democrats and Republicans are working for one common cause, making sure they protect voters' rights.

At Oakland County Republican headquarters, they made last minute phone calls to voters, while also holding a training session on voter fraud for supporters.

County Party Chairman Theresa Mungioli tells Action News, "It's not so much we're expecting widespread voters being bussed into a precinct, but just making sure election workers are doing the processes defined by the law."

Members of the Council on American Islamic Relations were also sharing the same message about voter intimidation, talking to restaurants and mosques in the Hamtramck area.

Dawud Walid says, " The most overt could be armed voter intimidation. This has taken place at different places in the country."

The Department of Justice will have federal polling monitors in Dearborn Heights and Hamtramck, looking for any sign of voter intimidation.

Basic rights for voters include, voting free from intimidation, reviewing a sample ballot, having your child inside a voting station, and showing any acceptable form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, student ID, military ID).

No one should ever question voters about their religion, language, or criminal record.