FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 25, 2018
Toll-free hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will provide live assistance for voters in Utah 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 legal and grassroots volunteers, will be available to take voters’ calls on these hotlines: 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.
“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 registered voters across the country who seek to report complaints, receive guidance if their name is not on the voter roll or have difficulty voting, or otherwise access information needed to meaningfully participate in elections in their community.”
Important Information and Tips for Oklahoma Voters
- Polling Hours: Polls are open 7am to 7pm CDT.
- Assistance at the Polls: Under federal law, voters with 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 Oklahoma, visit: https://www.ok.gov/elections/
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.