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What is voter intimidation and how do I report it in Ohio and Michigan?

If a person is found guilty of violating federal voter intimidation laws, he or she faces federal charges and up to a year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines.

Victoria Dugger

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You as a voter are protected from being intimidated when you go to the polls by both federal and state laws. 

According to federal laws, "no person … shall intimidate, threaten, coerce ... any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of [that] person to vote or to vote as he may choose."

If a person is found guilty of violating federal voter intimidation laws, he or she faces federal charges and up to a year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines.