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A.G. Underwood Announces Election Day Hotline To Protect Voter Access During June Federal Primary Election

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June 25, 2018

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A.G. UNDERWOOD ANNOUNCES ELECTION DAY HOTLINE TO PROTECT VOTER ACCESS DURING JUNE FEDERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Voters Experiencing Problems Can Call 800-771-7755 Or Email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov Between 6AM And 9PM On Election Day

Attorney General’s Hotline Troubleshoots A Range Of Election Day Issues

NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced her office’s Election Day Hotline, which will help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues encountered by voters at the polls during the federal primary election on Tuesday, June 26thThe Attorney General urges voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls to call the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on Tuesday. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau.

“All eligible voters deserve equal access at the polls,” Attorney General Underwood said. “Any New Yorker who encounters barriers to voting should immediately contact our office.”

Voters registered in New York City trying to find their poll site can click here. Voters registered outside New York City trying to find their poll site can click here

The Attorney General’s Office has operated the voter access hotline since November 2012. During previous elections, the office fielded hundreds – and sometimes thousands – of complaints from voters across the state and worked with local election officials and others to address issues. The Election Day hotline is part of the office’s ongoing effort to reduce barriers to voting.

Attorney General Underwood reminds all registered voters that they have the right to accessible elections. In addition, all registered voters have the right to vote free from coercion or intimidation, whether by election officials or any other person.

The office will receive and respond to election-related complaints relating to any of the statutes that the office enforces. The Attorney General’s Election Day Hotline is being coordinated by Assistant Attorney General Ajay Saini of the Civil Rights Bureau, which is led by Bureau Chief Lourdes Rosado. The Social Justice Division is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Matthew Colangelo.

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