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Voting Hotspots, Issues, and Breaking News

November 3, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2008 

CONTACTS:         Deb Greenspan, dgreenspan@gloverparkgroup.com, 202-741-5573

                         Nell McGarity, nmcgarity@gloverparkgroup.com, 202-262-0721




Nonpartisan Election Protection provides summaries latest information gathered from calls to nation's 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline and network of 10,000 volunteers 

Washington, DC - Voting experts will summarize latest voting trends, problems and hotspots identified from massive network of 10,000 on-the-ground volunteers and thousands of calls to the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline.

WHAT:                Experts will be on-site at Election Protection's 2008 National Headquarters to provide an overview of emerging issues, and problems, highlighting issues emerging from battleground states.

WHO:                  Barbara R. Arnwine, Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Jonah Goldman, Director of the National Campaign for Fair Elections, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WHEN:                Tuesday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST

WHERE:              EP Election Day National Headquarters

                             Offices of DLA Piper LLP, 500 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC

CALL IN:               1-866-814-1919 (for 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) and 1-866-219-5829 (for 7 p.m.)

Other Election Day Resources for Media:

  • State-Specific Media Briefings: Leaders from Election Protection's coalition member groups will host state-specific calls about on-the-ground issues in battleground states. The briefings will be available by phone only. Go to the OurVoteLive Blog for briefing times and call-in numbers.
  • Voter Stories: Media wishing to talk to voters who are experiencing problems or issues in key states should contact jsmith@gloverparkgroup.com.
  • Expert Interviews: Election Protection leaders will be available throughout the day for national, state and online media interviews on the challenges voters face at the polls and the implications for this historic election.
  • Election Protection "Hot Map" at www.OurVoteLive.org: OurVoteLive collects, analyzes, and projects data from our call centers across the country onto our live "Hot Map," which provides detail about the location and nature of these calls. In addition to the thousands of calls we're already receiving daily, over 200,000 voter requests for information and assistance are expected on Election Day.
  • Election Protection Blog: Election Protection experts will be updated the Election Protection blog in real time to provide a quick snapshot of voter problems being reported around the country. The blog is available at www.OurVoteLive.org.
  • Twitter: On November 4th, users will send "tweets" to report problems at polling locations through the Election Protection Twitter account at http://twitter.com/866ourvote . As members, Election Protection leaders can monitor these reports and work to resolve voting problems - and media can get real-time reports of voting issues straight from the source.


Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline (1-866-687-8683) and dedicated team of trained experts and volunteers, Election Protection helps all American voters, including traditionally disenfranchised groups, gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting, offering live assistance. The coalition has more than 100 partners at the national, state and local level and is providing live voter protection services now through Election Day for all 50 states. For more information about Election Protection and the 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline, please visit: www.866ourvote.org.