For local Voter Support: (631) 650-2301

October 30, 2008 at 11:28 am 1 comment

PeaceSmiths, Inc. is proud to be working with local citizens and the Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union to provide a local phone number where you can call with questions and concerns on election day. In Suffolk, for Voter Support on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4th 2008, please call the Suffolk NYCLU office number (631) 650-2301, where grassroots volunteers will answer questions and take reports of voting problems. In addition, there is a national number for the Election Protection Coalition which is (866) OUR VOTE.

Here are the details of the PeaceSmiths project:

Local Citizens Work With Community Organizations To Provide Voter Support On Election Day

If you have trouble voting on Election Day, you may call a local, Voter Support hotline at (631) 650-2301 where you will be given free voter information, such as what to do if your name is not on the rolls at your regular polling place. For legal questions, for calls outside of Suffolk County, or in the days leading up to Election Day, you may also call the Election Protection hotline at (866) OUR VOTE. Election Protection is a national coalition of groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, which offers legal advice about voting.

When local citizens heard the news that up to 1.6 million voters were taken off the voter rolls in New York State this month, they became concerned that some people who think they are registered to vote may be surprised at the polls. Understanding that voting is a right that must be guarded vigilantly, these citizens committed to creating a local effort to support voters who might experience problems on Election Day.

Two local organizations, the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and PeaceSmiths, Inc., a Long Island peace and justice group, stepped in to help.

If you experience a problem voting on Election Day, you could call the Voter Support hotline at (631) 650-2301. That number will direct you to the Suffolk NYCLU office where community volunteers have voter information, and phone contacts for other organizations such as (866) OUR VOTE and the Suffolk County Board of Elections. In addition, the volunteers at the Voter Support hotline will be able to keep track of potential patterns and problems with voting machines in Suffolk County.

Background:

Suffolk Chapter of the NYCLU:
http://www.suffolknyclu.org/
Executive Director, Andrea Callan

PeaceSmiths, Inc:
http://www.peacesmiths.org

National Election Protection Coalition:
http://www.866ourvote.org/

About NY voters purged from roles: Albany Times Union blog:
http://blogs.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/9036

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