From the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland:
Voters can report problems on Election Day by calling a special hotline: 410-889-8555.
On Tuesday, November 8, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) will hold the 2016 Election Protection Hotline, where voters can call between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. with questions about voting or to report problems at the polls. The hotline (410-889-8555) will be answered by ACLU staff trained to assist voters experiencing problems and to investigate complaints at the polls. During this year’s primary and early voting, ACLU’s Election Protection campaign has already helped voters and addressed issues discovered by, and reported to, the ACLU.
WHAT: ACLU of Maryland Election Protection Hotline: 410-889-8555
WHO: ACLU staff on call to help voters and investigate issues
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Accepting calls from all over the state of Maryland
“The ACLU seeks to protect every Maryland voter from the misinformation and intimidation that we’ve seen in the past and is being documented across the country right now. Whether intentional or not, misinformation, intimidation and harassment disenfranchises citizens, confuses voters, and leads to cynicism in our electoral process,” said Amy Cruice, ACLU of Maryland’s Election Protection Campaign Director.
BACKGROUND: In a statewide effort to educate voters about their rights and solve problems at the polls, the ACLU of Maryland launched our 2016 Election Protection Campaign. Through this non-partisan program, the ACLU-MD has distributed thousands of Maryland Voter Empowerment Cards to advocacy groups, get-out-the-vote organizations, community groups, political parties, and individuals voters across the state, to help ensure that voters know their rights and know they can call the ACLU for help with problems on Election Day. The cards are in English and Spanish.