ACLU of Maine Launches 2020 Voter Protection Hotline

Affiliate: ACLU of Maine
October 19, 2020 10:30 am

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PORTLAND, Maine — Voters are encouraged to call or text the ACLU of Maine’s Voter Protection Hotline if they have questions about voting or if they experience trouble at any point in the voting process – from registering to vote, to casting an absentee ballot, to voting at the polls on Election Day, November 3. Voters can also review the ACLU of Maine’s 2020 Voter Guide.

The ACLU of Maine’s voter protection hotline offers on-demand interpretation services in more than 200 languages. Voters who do not speak English or have limited English proficiency are encouraged to call if they have questions or encounter issues with voting.

The hotline is staffed by volunteers and ACLU staff from 8 am – 8 pm, Monday through Friday, from now until Election Day, November 3. Voters can leave a message if they call outside of those hours, or if they do not immediately reach a hotline staffer. Their call will be returned.

The number for the hotline is 207-204-VOTE (8683). The TTY line is 207-204-8684.Voters can also email voting@aclumaine.org.

“We could not do this without our incredible volunteers,” said Dhivya Singaram, engagement coordinator for the ACLU of Maine. “It’s amazing to see the energy our volunteers have for helping their fellow Mainers, and making sure every eligible voter can make their voice heard.”

“We hope that most people do not encounter troubles casting their ballots – but we want to be prepared,” said Zach Heiden, chief counsel at the ACLU of Maine. “Many people will be voting absentee for the first time, or registering to vote for the first time. We are here to help.”

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