Election Protection to Help Voters for the May 22, 2018 Primary Election in Kentucky


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Election Protection to Help Voters for the May 22, 2018 Primary Election in Kentucky

Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Assistance Available on Primary Election Day

WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Kentucky voters will head out to the polls to vote in the state primary elections. Election Protection (EP) – the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) – will ensure that all eligible Kentucky voters have an equal opportunity to the ballot box, provide voters with information, guidance and assistance, and respond to reports of voter suppression or obstacles to voting. The 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls live on primary Election Day from 6:00 am to 8:00pm EST.

“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. “Voters can report complaints or any suspicious activity to the Election Protection hotline. Our goal is serve as a resource for all Kentucky voters if they have any questions or need assistance when voting.”

Election Protection is a year-round non-partisan resource for voters, through its website www.866ourvote.org and through its 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, which receives and responds to messages within two business days if not answered live during elections. During nationwide elections, including the 2018 midterms, Election Protection expands to support voters during voter registration, early voting and voting on Election Day through its network of more than 200 coalition partners and thousands of trained voter assistance volunteers who staff multi-language hotlines and who deploy to polling sites in key states around the country.


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 a 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. Election Protection offers a suite of hotlines to assist voters: 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. The coalition has more than 100 partners—including Advancement Project, Alliance for Youth, Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, Democracy Initiative, League of Women Voters of the United States, NAACP, National Bar Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, State Voices, Sojourners, Religious Action Center, Rock the Vote and Verified Voting Foundation, as well as labor unions—at the national, state and local levels and provides voter protection services nationwide and year round. For more information about Election Protection and the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, please visit www.866ourvote.org.


Media Note: Voting rights and Election Protection spokespersons are available for media interviews to offer Election Day observations. Please contact press@lawyerscommittee.org, 202-662-8317.