From our friends at My Civic Workout...
In campaigning for the presidency, Trump called upon his supporters to show up at polling places to monitor for “voter fraud.” 2016 was also the first presidential election since the Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, opening the door for states to implement more restrictive voting rules without federal approval. “Consolidating” districts meant lengthy lines—another voter suppression tactic. Guess what happened: Complaints of voter intimidation and suppression surged in 2016 compared to previous years.
Your task: these are your go-to phone numbers to make a complaint about voter intimidation or suppression, so write them down before voting on a piece of paper. If you’re not allowed to have a cell phone at the polling place—for instance, if you live in Maryland or South Dakota—be ready to ask an official poll worker to use a landline phone.
- The Election Protection Hotline (nonpartisan nonprofit administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law): 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (Spanish)
- APIA Vote for Asian and Pacific Islanders languages: 888-API-VOTE
- Arabic American Institute for Arabic language: 844-418-1682
- The U.S. Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline: 800-253-3931; TTY line 877-267-8971
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