The League is pleased to announce a coordination with the Lawyer’s Committee who will offer a hotline on election day for people having questions or issues at the polling places. Here’s the info that you can distribute or share with the public, media and others:
As New Yorkers will head to the polls to vote in the New York presidential primary election on April 19, 2016, Election Protection 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 New Yorkers have an equal opportunity to vote and provide voters with information, guidance and assistance. The 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls live on primary Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.
Hours for Live, Real-Time Assistance: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT for English assistance (866-OUR-VOTE) 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EDT for bilingual English/Spanish assistance (888-VE-Y-VOTA)
Election Protection’s toll-free hotlines, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683 FREE) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for English, and 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682 FREE) administered by NALEO Educational Fund for bilingual assistance (English/Spanish), are available to any voter who needs information, assistance or guidance in understanding their rights.
Assistance is also available in six Asian languages–Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog–through the 888-API-VOTE hotline, which is managed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice–AAJC and APIA Vote. However, for the primary election, the 888-API-VOTE FREE hotline will not be providing real-time assistance on April 19; voters will be asked to leave a voicemail.