FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 31, 2018
Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Election 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 assistance for voters in Tennessee during the August 2 Primary Day Elections.
Voter hotlines will be answered live from 7am until 8pm EDT. Election Protection volunteers can assist voters with issues, problems, or questions that arise during the voting process.
The Election Protection hotlines are:
- 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
- 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English) – administered by the Arab American Institute.
“The Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is a resource for all registered voters who face problems registering or voting, seek to report complaints, or otherwise access information needed to meaningfully participate in elections in their community,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “Election Protection stands ready to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to vote,”
Important Information for Tennessee Voters
- Polling Hours: Polling hours vary according to county. Most are open 7 AM to 7 PM local time.
- Check voter registration, poll location and hours at Voter Registration Lookup at https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/.
- Voter ID is required. Learn more at https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/what-id-required-when-voting.
- For more information about voting in Tennessee:
- Visit https://sos.tn.gov/elections/voter-information
- Download the GoVoteTN Mobile App https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/govotetn-mobile-app
- Watch the Voting Information videos, including “What is Voting Like?” https://sos.tn.gov/elections/voter-information
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 and concerns.