(Washington, D.C.) — Legal volunteers staffing the nonpartisan Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline are available to answer calls from New Jersey voters who need help casting their ballot during the June 8 statewide primary elections. The hotline helped hundreds of thousands of voters during the 2020 Election cycle.
The hotline will be available from 6 a.m. EDT to 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. The hotline is a resource for New Jersey voters and would-be voters to help with any questions they have about casting their ballot, and to report any problems they encounter when voting.
The following suite of hotlines are available to voters:
- 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English hotline
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish/English
- 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) – Arabic/English hotline
- 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese hotline
“The 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection hotline is a resource for all eligible voters in New Jersey who seek to participate in the statewide primary elections. We are particularly focused on ensuring that voters have the answers to any questions they have in order to ensure they can cast a ballot that counts,” said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “Election Protection stands ready to help ensure that every New Jersey voter has the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to vote.”
Election Protection is the nation’s largest and longest-running nonpartisan voter protection coalition. The Election Protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, also carries out its work through voter education, advocacy, poll monitors, and rapid response litigation.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. Now in its 58th year, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is continuing its quest to “Move America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and voting rights.