The Justice Department announced that it will monitor Tuesday's special election in South Carolina between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, under the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Justice Department said in a statement it was monitoring the election under provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law bars election discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.
The department did not give a reason for the monitoring. Tuesday's vote will take place under South Carolina's new law mandating photo identification for voters, and Justice Department monitors observed primary elections.