Election Protection Hotlines Now Open for Voters through 2020 Primary Election Day Super Tuesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 26, 2020
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Nothing should stand between eligible voters and the ballot box. That’s why Common Cause is partnering with the Election Protection coalition to provide critical support to voters through 11 language hotlines and field programs in 30 states.
For the past 19 years, the Election Protection program, the nation’s largest and longest-running voter protection program, has worked to ensure that all eligible voters have access to the ballot box. Convened by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the coalition is made up of more than 200 organizations nationwide and more than 100 law firms.
For the 2020 Primary Election, trained nonpartisan volunteers will answer questions through Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020. During the 2016 election cycle, nearly 118,000 voters received assistance through the nationwide hotline.
Election Protection stands ready to help voters who have questions or encounter barriers when voting. Voters are encouraged to call the national nonpartisan election protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. California voters can also find out more information at https://866ourvote.org/state/california/.
Call these toll-free hotlines to speak to a nonpartisan trained volunteer in your language:
Asian languages: 888-API-VOTE
Mandarin (普通話), Cantonese (廣東話), Korean (한국어), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Tagalog, Urdu (اردو), Hindi (हिंदी), and Bengali/Bangla (বাংলা)
Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, convened by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through a dedicated team of trained legal and grassroots volunteers, Election Protection helps all eligible voters access and overcome obstacles to voting. For more information about Election Protection, please visit www.866ourvote.org.
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