Telephone Help for Polling Place Problems

If you encounter or witness any voting problems or irregularities at your polling site today, there are several numbers you can call for help.

Election Protection
: Call (866) OUR-VOTE. It is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition; sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP, ACLU, Common Cause, and more. Detroit is one of the many cities where they have dispatched volunteers who are ready to help. Download their FAQ sheet on Michigan voting rights.

Election Protection in Spanish: (888) VE-Y-VOTA (sponsored by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund)

Email Election Protection problems to

For more information about Election Protection and voter rights, see the 10/29/08 Detroit Metro Times story Election Protection: Watching the Polls and Watching the Poll Watchers.

You can also report polling site problems to the CNN Voter Hotline at (877) GOCNN-08. The webpage includes a national map with reported complaints.

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