Minnesotans Can Call 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline for Any Issues Exercising the Right to Vote
ST. PAUL, MN — With a week to go until midterms, Common Cause Minnesota reminds Minnesotans to use the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE, if they have any questions or encounter any challenges with casting a ballot on or before 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 Minnesota voters have the tools they need to exercise their fundamental rights,” said Suzanne Almeida, director of state operations at Common Cause. “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.”
Nationally, Election Protection monitors social media for disinformation and organizes thousands of nonpartisan field volunteers, led by Common Cause, State Voices, and local partners, to provide direct voter contact and help voters who are having problems casting their ballots. This work, in part, in a contribution to Common Cause Minnesota’s work with the Minnesota Election Protection Coalition, which is composed of organizations from across the state dedicated to ensuring that every voter can vote. 866-OUR-VOTE is implemented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Minnesotans 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,” Almeida 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.