FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in conjunction with our partner organization the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, will provide assistance to Bay State voters during the September 4 Primary.
Legal volunteers will staff the non-partisan Election Protection hotlines live 7am until 8pm EDT to answer questions and assist voters encountering problems voting. Leading up to the primary, the hotlines will be monitored for voice messages.
“The Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is a resource for all eligible voters who face problems registering or voting, seek to report complaints or delays at the poll, or otherwise need information 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.”
Sophia Hall, attorney with the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice noted that, “The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is again spear-heading Massachusetts Election Protection to ensure that all eligible Americans have the ability to cast a meaningful ballot and have their vote counted. In collaboration with the national Election Protection office, we will ensure that all Massachusetts voters have their questions and concerns addressed in real-time on Election Day, September 4, 2018.”
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.
Election Protection works year-round, to help all American voters through field monitors, voter education and an expansive network of national partners and state advocates to respond to voters’ questions and concerns. The 866-OUR-VOTE hotline will be live starting on National Voter Registration Day until the November midterm election.