Trouble at the polls? Phone the AG

Voters in erie county will be heading to the polls Tuesday for primary day.

ALBANY -- A primary day hotline will be available Tuesday to address any voting issues at the polls.

The hotline from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office will handle any barriers to voting that voters may experience at the primary polls on Tuesday for federal, state and local offices.

Voters can call 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov on Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. if they encounter any problems.

Attorneys and staff in the office’s Civil Rights Bureau will operate the hotline.

“Ensuring that all eligible voters have the ability to cast an effective ballot on Election Day is the cornerstone of our democracy,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

The polls in New York City and the counties of Erie, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The hotline is part of Schneiderman’s statewide initiative to avoid any language or disability barriers that may prevent New Yorkers from casting their ballots on Election Day.

“My office is here to work with the Board of Elections to resolve a wide range of issues that may come up at the ballot box, and I urge all New Yorkers to contact my office immediately if they encounter any possible improprieties,” Schneiderman said.


 


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