How to Report a Problem with Voting

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It’s important to be prepared in case you run into trouble while voting. You never know when you’ll encounter an issue.

What kinds of problems might you run into?
✦ A problem with your voting machine
✦ If you want to change a vote you made on your ballot/machine
✦ Having your ID challenged
✦ Your name isn’t on the voter list
✦ Polls closing early
✦ Being intimidated or pressured at the polling location

If you run into these, or any other problems while voting, take action right away.

1) Talk to a poll worker BEFORE you finish voting and tell them about the problem. They are there to help you. 

2) If they don’t or can’t help you, ask for their supervisor.

3) If you still have a problem, call Election Protection Hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE. 

The hotline is administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and they have dozens of national partners. They also administer similar hotlines for various communities 888-Ve-Y-Vota (administered  by the NALEO Educational Fund), 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English) – administered by the Arab American Institute, and 888-API-VOTE administered  by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC).

You can also text Election Protection for help:

Save this information into your phone so you have it with you whenever you vote. And, please share it so others know what to do if they run into a problem. Thank you!

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