Hotline Announced to Help Voters During Election Season

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/23 2014 01:10PM

Updated 06/23 2014 06:21PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Attorney General's Office announces hotline to help voters during the 2014 election season. 

A press release says the hotline will help ensure that minority-language voters, people with disabilities, and all eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots on election day.

“The right to vote remains one of our most important civil rights.  My office remains committed to enforcement of the Voting Rights Act and other federal and state laws that require that all voters be provided equal access to the ballot box,"  said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "Our Election Day hotline will help ensure that all eligible voters across our state are able to exercise their constitutionally-protected right to vote on Election Day."

The Attorney General urges voters to call the office’s hotline at 1-800-771-7755 or email at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday to report issues or problems at the polls. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the office's Civil Rights Bureau.  Hearing-impaired voters can call 1-800-788-9898 for TDD services.

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