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Know your rights: What to do if you face trouble at the polls

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Poll watching is legal in Utah but must stay within rules (FILE Photo: SBG)

As the divide between the parties and its leaders continues to grow, so does the concern for potential voter intimidation at the polls.

Voting rights advocates and state officials have also reportedly been on high alert for potential trouble and/or voter intimidation.

In New York City, Mayor Bill De Blasio also said he would gather a team of "hundreds of civilians" to spread out to report any types of instances.

This also follows President Donald Trump urging his supporters to go to the polls and “watch very carefully."

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Locally, Georgetown University's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection has put together a fact sheet for all 50 states to explain the laws surrounding voter intimidation and "laws barring unauthorized private militia groups."

According to the website, the institute "draws on expert litigators, savvy litigation strategy, and the constitutional scholarship of Georgetown to vindicate individuals’ rights and protect America’s constitutional way of life."

Voter intimidation is "intended to compel prospective voters to vote against their preferences, or to not vote at all, through an activity that is reasonably calculated to instill fear," the institute writes.

If you can’t find the information you are looking for, contact the Lieutenant Governor’s Office at elections@utah.gov or 801-538-1041.

Whether there is a poll watcher at your voting location or not, there are steps you can take if you see voter intimidation or anything wrong at the polls. You can call the election protection hotline; that number is 866-OUR-VOTE.