List of election integrity hotlines and addresses

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In addition to the hotlines listed here, contact the following:

  • your local elections board (sample Internet searches: "Springfield Massachusetts elections board", "Springfield Massachusetts town clerk")
  • the Secretary of State for your state (sample Internet search: "secretary state Massachusetts")
  • the campaign for one or more of the candidates being affected
  • the judge assigned to your county (or other jurisdiction) to hear voting complaints (campaigns may know who this is)
  • the media

Contents

Nonpartisan hotlines

  • 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683): hotline staffed by live operators run by the Election Protection Coalition (see description by People for the American Way and diary by Femlaw; note that URLs associated with this project are http://www.ep365.org and http://www.866ourvote.org; note also that the 2006 results will be reported at http://www.electionreporting.org)
  • 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682): Election Protection Coalition hotline in Spanish
  • 1-866-MYVOTE-1 (1-866-698-6831): hotline providing recorded polling place information, a chance to leave a message describing voting problem, and the option to be forwarded to a local election board; hotline is run by the MyVote1 Consortium (this hotline is considered a "companion" of 1-866-OUR-VOTE; note that 2006 MoveOn scripts cite the 1-866-MYVOTE-1 number; see also report (PDF), Reform Institute link)
  • 1-888-SAV-VOTE (1-888-728-8683): hotline run by Watch The Vote, primarily associated with Voter Action; also connected to Verified Voting's Election Transparency Project
  • 1-888-VOTE-TIP (1-888-868-3847): hotline run by Velvet Revolution
  • 1-800-792-VOTE (1-800-792-8683): hotline run by ACLU and League of Women Voters NJ (New Jersey only) (see their call for volunteers; also see pocketcard in PDF format)
  • 1-800-966-5946: hotline run by Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund with special focus on problems faced by Asian-Americans
  • 303-839-4300x100: Fair Vote Colorado hotline for reporting problems (see also their website)

Union hotlines

  • 1-877-SEIU-VOTE (1-877-734-8868): hotline run by the Service Employees International Union
  • 1-877-4IBTNOW (1-877-442-8669): hotline run by the Teamsters

Government hotlines

  • 1-800-831-8814: hotline run by the Alabama Attorney General's office
  • link to voter registration hotlines in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese from the [http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_multi.htm CA Secretary of State
  • CA county election officials posted by the CA Secretary of State
  • 1-866-308-6739: Florida Voter Assistance Hotline; TTY number is 1-800-955-8771 FL
  • 1-877-868-3737: Florida Voter Fraud Hotline FL
  • 1-800-328-VOTE (1-800-328-8683): Kentucky Election Fraud Hotline, run by Kentucky Attorney General's office

Democratic hotlines

National Democratic hotline

Local and state Democratic hotlines

  • 970-484-3300: Colorado Democratic Party (Brent Olsson)
  • 1-888-678-VOTE (1-888-678-8683): Maryland Democratic Party's Voter Empowerment Hotline (dKos diary by wmtriallawyer)
  • 816-753-7931: Kansas City, MO Democratic Election Protection number

E-mail addresses

  • VotingProblems@gmail.com for problems to be collected by Subodh Chandra, Caroline Gentry, and Ritchey Hollenbaugh (see Oct. 28 diary by Renee in Ohio)

Internet resources

  • CanIVote.org is a step-by-step guide to voting
  • VoterStory.org provides a user interface "widget" for reporting election irregularities; the reports are then passed on (presumably to People for the American Way, which is a partner and runs the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline)
  • Fair Vote Colorado provides a web form (and phone number) for reporting incidents

Additional resources

  • AFL-CIO resources including bills of rights for voters in AZ, FL, MD, MI, MO, NV, OH, PA, TN, WA and poster advertising the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline
  • Electionline.org has resources including lists of state laws affecting voter ID, registration databases, and more
  • ProtectOurVotes.org is a project to get election irregularities into media headlines immediately
  • VeekTheVote.org is a project to organize using cell phone cameras to capture "veeks" ("video peeks") of election irregularities
  • VideoTheVote.org is a project to organize the filming of election irregularities

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