This election is poised to be one of the most important and vital elections of our lifetimes. With voter suppression and corruption at an all-time high, it is imperative that we all get out and vote. Unfortunately, there are many people who have made it their mission to make voting for many, especially people of color, difficult or nearly impossible. Here is what to say to anyone who tries to deny your right to vote:. If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote. If the poll worker can not find your registration? Ask the poll worker to double-check for your name on the list of registered voters. Make sure to spell your name out for the poll worker. Request that the poll workers check a statewide system (if one is available) to see if you are registered to vote at a different polling place. You can also call, 1-866-OUR-VOTE , and ask for help verifying your proper polling place. If you are registered at a different location, in most instances you will have to travel to that location to cast a regular ballot. Voters are entitled to a provisional ballot, even if they aren’t in the poll book. After Election Day, election officials must investigate whether you are qualified to vote and registered. If you are qualified and registered, they will count your provisional ballot. If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot. If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:. English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683 Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682 Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287 For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683. Voting Is The MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT WE HAVE. Get Out The Vote!
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