State Operates Voter Access Hotline Election Day

ALBANY – If New York voters have problems accessing their respective polling sites Tuesday, New York State Attorney General A. G Schneiderman’s office has set up a Voter Access Hotline.

Voters with polling issues can call  800-771-7755 or r-mail civil.rights@ag.ny.gov between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. The hotline offers help with a variety of issues. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau.

“The right to vote is central to our democracy – and all eligible voters deserve equal access at the polls,” Schneiderman said. “I urge all New Yorkers to immediately contact my office if they encounter any barriers to voting.”

All registered New Yorkers are eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election, regardless of party affiliation. Every poll site in the state will be open from 6 AM until 9 PM. Schneiderman has operated the voter access hotline since November 2012. During previous elections, the office fielded hundreds of complaints from voters across the state and worked with local election officials and others to address issues.

The office will receive and respond to election-related complaints relating to any of the statutes that the office enforces. The Attorney General’s Election Day Hotline is being coordinated by Assistant Attorneys General Ajay Saini and Diane Lucas of the Civil Rights Bureau, led by Bureau Chief Lourdes Rosado. The Social Justice Division is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg.

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