COLUMBUS, OH — Common Cause Ohio reminds Ohioans 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 problems casting a ballot.
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 Ohio voters have the tools they need to exercise their fundamental rights,” said Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio’s 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 purple t-shirts.”
Additionally, Election Protection monitors social media for mis- and disinformation and organizes nonpartisan field volunteers, led by Common Cause Ohio and our Ohio Voter Rights Coalition partners.
Ohioans are also reminded that they can volunteer with this program to assist in voter education, advocacy, poll monitoring, or rapid response litigation.
“Democracy works when we do,” Turcer said. “And we must do the work to make sure it fires on all cylinders.”
Voters can sign up to volunteer online and/or attend the next training.