For Immediate Release On the Ground Voters Advocates in Key States to Report Out on Election Day Events

Posted on November 4, 2012

Update on Voter ID, Registration Disputes, Election Operations -- 1 p.m. EST Tuesday

Dial-in at (877) 317-2314, password Election Day

Common Cause voter advocates in key states will report out on problems and issues arising at the polls in their states on Tuesday at 1 pm ET. Please join us for an update from on-location team leaders in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Common Cause, in coordination with the Election Protection Coalition, has deployed hundreds of volunteers trained to assist voters at the polls. Problems likely to arise include confusion over ID requirements, challenges over voting eligibility, long lines and others.

The outcome of the most expensive and potentially the most closely-contested presidential election ever could come down to a relatively few number of ballots, particularly in swing states. The impact of voter suppression attempts, long lines, broken machines and confusion over ID requirements could have a disproportionate outcome on results.

In addition to this 1 pm briefing, Common Cause can connect journalists to on-the-ground observers for interviews throughout the day.

WHEN: 1 pm EST

WHAT: Call for voter advocates to report out on Election Day problems, issues

WHO: Common Cause voting advocates in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

HOW: Dial (877) 317-2314, password Election Day

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Voting and Elections

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