FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 25, 2018
866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection Hotline Live on Primary Day to Assist Voters
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Lawand working in partnership with Common Cause Colorado, will provide live assistance for voters in Colorado during the June 26 Primary Day Elections. Election Protection volunteers will be available to assist voters with issues, problems, or questions that arise during the voting process.
Dedicated teams of trained volunteers will be available to take voters’ calls on these Election Protection hotlines: 866-OUR-VOTE (English) – administered by Common Cause Colorado; 888-Ve-Y-Vota (Spanish/English) – administered by the NALEO Educational Fund; 888-API-VOTE (multiple Asian languages/English) – administered by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC; and 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English) – administered by the Arab American Institute.
“Election Protection stands 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. “The 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is a resource for all eligible voters across the country who seek to report complaints, face problems registering or voting, or otherwise access information needed to meaningfully participate in elections in their community.”
Important Information and Tips for Colorado Voters
- Polling Hours: Polls are open 7am to 7pm MDT.
- New: Unaffiliated voters can cast votes in either the Democratic or Republican primaries.
- Assistance at the Polls: Under federal law, voters who have a disability or have difficulty with English have the right to bring a person of their choice into the polls with them.
- For more information about voting in Colorado and where to find your polling place, visit: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html?menuheaders=5
Election Protection works year-round to help all American voters, including traditionally disenfranchised groups, gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting. Election Protection utilizes field monitors and voter education, and it relies on an expansive network of national partners and state advocates to respond to voters’ questions or concerns.
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 866-OUR-VOTE hotline (866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee, 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund, 888-API-VOTE (888-273-8683) administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC and dedicated team of trained legal and grassroots 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 provides voter protection services nationwide. For mor