U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Jamie Mickelson will lead the efforts of their Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.
AUSA Mickelson has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District of Nevada and, in that capacity, is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.
The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur.
The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program furthers these goals, and also seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open through election day.
In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on election day.
The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at (702) 385-1281.
Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division in Washington, DC by phone at 800-253-3931 or by complaint form.