ATTN Daybook/Reporters June 5: 866-OUR-VOTE non-partisan Election Protection Hotline open for primary day


JUNE 4, 2018

Problems at the Polls?

Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now Through Election Day

WHAT:  Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will have four Election Protection hotlines live on primary day during polling hours to assist voters with issues, problems, or questions that arise in the early voting process.

WHOElection Protectionhelps all American voters – including traditionally disenfranchised groups – gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting. Dedicated teams of trained legal and grassroots volunteers, will be available to take voters’ calls on these hotlines.

HOT LINE NUMBERS866-OUR-VOTE (English)– administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; 888-Ve-Y-Vota (Spanish/English)– administered  by the NALEO Educational Fund; 888-API-VOTE (multipleAsian languages/English)– administered  by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC; and 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English)– administered by the Arab American Institute.

QUOTE:“Election Protectionstands ready to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to vote,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “ Voters can report complaints or any suspicious activity to the Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE hotline. Our goal is to ensure all voters know there are resources they can turn to if they have any questions or need assistance when voting. ”