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Election Protection Helping Voters Casting Ballots In New York Primaries

For Immediate Release September 12, 2017

Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Taking Live Calls With Extended Hours From 7 am – 7 pm Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, is continuing its efforts to encourage voters to participate in their local and state elections by extending our hotline hours and taking live calls from 7 am – 7 pm EST, Tuesday, September 12.  With major elections taking place throughout New York and other locations, Election Protection is determined to make sure every voter knows about their voting rights. The Election Protection call center is prepared to respond to any voting-related questions or concerns that voters may face today. After September 12th, the Election Protection hotline will return to taking live calls from 10 am – 5 pm EST. All calls received outside of our regular business hours will be returned within one or two business days.

“The Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE hotline has protected the rights of hundreds of thousands of voters since its creation,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “Election Protection is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection program in the country. Our goal is to make sure every American can exercise their right to vote, and we encourage voters to contact 866-OUR-VOTE if they have any issues with the voting process before, during, and after Election Day.”

Voters who have any questions about casting their ballot or experience issues at the polls can talk to a trained volunteer by calling the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

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 its suite of hotlines and 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. The coalition has more than 100 partners—including Advancement Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, League of Women Voters of the United States, NAACP, National Bar Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, State Voices, Rock the Vote andVerified Voting Foundation—at the national, state and local levels and provides voter protection services nationwide. For more information about Election Protection and the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, please visit www.866ourvote.org.

About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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