FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 11, 2018
Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Tuesday 6/12 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 voting process. Calls will be answered by lawyers and trained volunteers. Election Protection helps all American voters – including traditionally disenfranchised groups – gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting.
HOTLINE NUMBERS: 866-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 (multiple Asian languages/English) – administered by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC; and 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English) – administered by the Arab American Institute.
QUOTE: “In light of the most recent Supreme Court Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, et al decision concerning Ohio’s voter purge program, 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. “We want all voters to know there are resources they can turn to if they have questions or need assistance when voting. Voters are encouraged to report complaints or suspected voter suppression efforts in their communities to the Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE hotline. ”