For Immediate Release Trouble Voting? Help Is Available at 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Common Cause Urges All Eligible Voters to Cast Ballots

Posted on March 15, 2016


With critical presidential primaries underway in five states, including some with new voter identification requirements, Common Cause is urging voters to stand up for their right to vote if they’re challenged at the polls.

“Election Day is the one day when each of us has an equal voice on the direction of our communities and our country,” said Allegra Chapman. “It’s critical that all eligible voters get to cast ballots – and that all our voices are heard.”

Chapman urged voters who run into problems at their polling places or who have questions about registration and ID requirements, polling locations or any issue involving voting to contact the Election Protection hotline, 1-866-OURVOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA for those who speak Spanish. By midday on Tuesday, the hotline already had fielded more than 2,000 calls.

Assistance and information about voting requirements and procedures also is available online at www.866OurVote.org.

“Your vote is yours and yours alone,” Chapman said. “But you’re not alone if you run into problems when you attempt to cast it. Election Protection has a staff of lawyers and election experts who provide information and troubleshoot problems as they occur.”


TV-RADIO RIP AND READ SCRIPT:
Everyone knows today is election day in [STATE] and four other states. By midday today, more than 2000 voters have reported problems to the Election Protection Hotline. Our democracy depends on you showing up to vote -- and it requires that the process is fair so that everyone's voice is heard. If you experience any problem at your polling place, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE, the Election Protection Hotline, and in Spanish, 1-888 VE-Y-VOTA . We the people are responsible for the choosing our leaders -- go vote today.

 

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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 Florida, Common Cause Illinois, Common Cause Missouri, Common Cause National, Common Cause North Carolina

Issues: Voting and Elections

Tags: Protect The Vote, Voting Rights, Registration and Voting Systems

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