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Frequently Asked Questions - Voting Challenges

Can someone's right to vote be challenged because of his or her physical appearance or accent?

Q: Can someone's right to vote be challenged because of his or her physical appearance or accent?
A:
No. Challengers cannot challenge a voter’s registration simply on a whim. Challengers must have personal knowledge that the voter is not eligible to vote and must sign an oath attesting to the validity of their claim.

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