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Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) To Take Calls LIVE During Alabama's Special Election


Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will provide live assistance for voters in Alabama on Election Day this year.

Alabama voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, December 12, to vote in the statewide special election for the U.S. Senate. Throughout the day, Election Protection volunteers will be ready to assist voters with any issues, problems, or questions that may arise.

Voters may call 866-OUR-VOTE(866-687-8683) toll-free from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. Spanish-speaking voters may seek bilingual assistance through the 888-VE-Y-VOTA(888-839-8682) hotline.

"The right to vote is the most important right in our democracy. In Alabama, voters will go to the polls in an important special election and the Election Protection hotline will be answering calls live to ensure that all eligible voters are able to freely cast their ballots and have their voices heard," said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. "The 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is a resource for all voters and would-be voters across the country who seek to report complaints or otherwise access information needed to meaningfully participate in elections in their community."

The Election Protection Coalition has trained volunteers available to answer questions for Alabama voters on Election Day. Election Protection also utilizes field monitors and voter education, and relies on its expansive network of national partners and state advocates, to respond to any questions or concerns voters may have. In 2016 alone, Election Protection received over 120,000 calls from voters from around the country, and the hotline serves as a resource for voters year-round.

The 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection hotline will be answered live on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. Voters are encouraged to call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) for voting-related questions or problems.

The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.

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