Alamance County will be one of just 59 jurisdictions in the country the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will monitor Tuesday. Could recent flare-ups over 287(g) be to blame?

Update: A DOJ spokesman said he could not disclose why the counties and cities were selected for monitoring because it could signal the potential abuses officials may be looking for.”The whole purpose is to unobtrusively protect ballot access,” he said.

Read more about the Voting Rights Act, DOJ’s Public Integrity Section and federal election-related laws.