Election day hotline to protect voter access

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James Fitzgerald, of Boonsboro, Md., a poll worker for the last four months, sets up a voting booth at Northern Middle School in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood has announced her office’s election day hotline. The hotline will be available to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues encountered by voters at the polls.

The hotline is part of the office’s ongoing effort to reduce barriers to voting. The office has operated the voter access hotline since November 2012. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the Attorney General’s Civil Right’s Bureau.

The attorney general urges voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls to call the hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov. You will be able to reach them anytime between 6 am and 9 pm on Tuesday.

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