FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stacie B. Burgess
Director of Communications and External Affairs
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
(202) 662-8317/(202) 445-6101 (cell)
Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for
General Election Day Across the Nation on Nov. 3
Washington, D.C., October 27, 2015 – On Tuesday, November 3, voters across the nation will be heading out to the polls to vote in general state and local elections. Election Protection (EP) – the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – will ensure that all eligible voters across the nation have an equal opportunity to vote and provide voters with information, guidance and assistance. The 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls live on General Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
WHAT: Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE) available to help voters in real time
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST for English or Asian language assistance (1-866-OUR-VOTE & 1-888-API-VOTE)
7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for bilingual English/Spanish assistance (1-888-VE-Y-VOTA)
Election Protection’s toll-free hotlines, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for English, 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund for bilingual assistance (English/Spanish) and 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-273-8683) administered by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice—AAJC for assistance in Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean and Vietnamese are available to any voter who needs information, assistance or guidance in understanding their rights.
Note: The 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline is available to assist voters year-round. However, oftentimes voters will be directed to voicemail and their call will be returned in one to two business days.
About Election Protection
Election Protection is the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its suite of hotlines, including the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline (1-866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee, 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund, 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-273-8683) administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC and dedicated team of legal experts and trained volunteers, Election Protection helps all American voters, including traditionally disenfranchised groups, gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting. The coalition has more than 100 partners - including Advancement Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, League of Women Voters of the United States, NAACP, National Bar Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, State Voices, Rock the Vote and Verified Voting Foundation, - at the national, state and local levels and is providing voter protection services nationwide.
For more information about Election Protection, the 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline, please visit: www.866ourvote.org.