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Election Protection Hotline Assistance Available For Voters Experiencing Problems at the Polls in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia

For Immediate Release June 11, 2018

Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Tuesday 6/12 Through Election Day

WHATElection Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will have four Election Protection hotlines live on Primary Day during polling hours to assist voters with issues, problems, or questions that arise in the voting process. Calls will be answered by lawyers and trained volunteers. Election Protection helps all American voters – including traditionally disenfranchised groups – gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting.

HOTLINE NUMBERS866-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.

QUOTE: “In light of the most recent Supreme Court Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, et al decision concerning Ohio’s voter purge program, 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. “We want all voters to know there are resources they can turn to if they have questions or need assistance when voting. Voters are encouraged to report complaints or suspected voter suppression efforts in their communities to the Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE hotline. ”

 

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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