voting rights coalition

The Massachusetts Election Protection Coalition today announced its nonpartisan reporting program for voters who encounter any problems when they vote. On Election Day, voters can report voting issues or ask questions by calling the toll-free number, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). Against the backdrop of nationwide threats and challenges to a free and fair democracy, the national election protection hotline is aimed at protecting the rights of all citizens who are registered to vote.

On Election Day, voters can call or text the number and will be connected to a Massachusetts call center sponsored by Lawyers for Civil Rights in Boston and staffed by volunteer attorneys. The Massachusetts coalition includes the ACLU of Massachusetts, Common Cause Massachusetts, Lawyers for Civil Rights, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Voter Table, MassVOTE, and the 1619 Project of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. 

There are additional numbers with information in Spanish, 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682); in Arabic, 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287); and in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindu, Urdu and Tagalog, 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683).

The coalition will also have nonpartisan election protection volunteers at selected polling places around Massachusetts on Election Day to answer voters’ questions and monitor voter access to the polls.