Friday, April 18, 2008

Take this number to the polls: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

If you're planning to head to the polls Tuesday, make a note of this toll-free number: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Common Cause of Pennsylvania says the hotline will have trained volunteers available on Election Day to:

1) answer questions about polling place locations;
2) record problems with voting machine malfunctions;
3) help protect the rights of any eligible voters who are turned away;
4) deal with instances of voter intimidation and deception; and
5) help you with any voting-related question or problem you might encounter.

The non-partisan Election Protection Hotline, led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, works with election officials to identify and rectify issues as they arise. It is open to any voter who needs information, assistance or guidance understanding their voting rights, according to Common Cause Pennsylvania Executive Director Barry Kauffman.

"We recommend that you program 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) into your cell phone now, if you have one, so that you'll be ready in case of any problems on Election Day," Kauffman said.

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