(NEW YORK) — Legal volunteers staffing the nonpartisan Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE (866) 687-8683) hotline are available to answer calls from New York voters who need help casting their ballot during the June 22 mayoral primary election. The hotline helped hundreds of thousands of voters during the 2020 Election cycle.
The hotline will be available from 6 a.m. EDT to 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 22. The hotline is a resource for New York voters and helps with any questions they have with casting their ballot or to report any problems or barriers 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 York who seek to participate in the mayoral primary election. We want to ensure that voters know that they have a resource for any questions they may have about the voting process,” 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 York 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.