Illinoisans Can Call 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline for Any Issues Exercising the Right to Vote

CHICAGO — Common Cause Illinois reminds Illinoisans to use the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE, if they have any questions or encounter any challenges with casting a ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters can call or text the hotline to connect with volunteers standing by to help. 

The hotline features trained volunteers who answer questions ranging from registration and ballot deadlines, to voting in-person and voter requirements. Voters can also report any problems at polling locations or any instances of voter suppression.

Voters have the following hotlines available to them:

  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English
  • 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) – Arabic
  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese 

“It is crucial that Illinois voters have the tools they need to exercise their fundamental rights,” said Jay Young, Common Cause Illinois’ executive director. “If anyone has a question about voting or runs into a problem, we strongly encourage them to call our nonpartisan 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, or look around for one of our volunteer poll monitors wearing the yellow t-shirts.”

Additionally, Election Protection monitors social media for disinformation and organizes thousands of nonpartisan field volunteers, led by Common Cause, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, and local partners, to provide direct voter contact and help voters who are having problems casting their ballots.

Illinoisans are also reminded that they can volunteer in this program to assist in voter education, advocacy, poll monitoring, or rapid response litigation.

“Democracy works when we do,” Young said. “And we must do the work to make sure it fires on all cylinders.” 

Voters can register to volunteer online and/or attend the next training.


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