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Having voting issues? Election protection hotline for voters now open

The Clay County Free Press

CLAY, W.Va. — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is partnering with the non-profit law firm Mountain State Justice, Inc. and students at the West Virginia University College of Law to offer a hotline for voters who are facing issues at the polls. Voters should contact the hotline if, for instance, their names do not appear on the voter rolls, they are being told they have the wrong ID, or they cannot access the polling place.

The hotline opens on Election Day, November 6. In the event the hotline is busy, voters will be able to leave a message and can expect a return call. voters can call the hotline at 681-443-7083 or 681-443-7084. Voters can find more information about approved forms of identification, registration status and polling places at the Secretary of State’s website:

“Voting is one of the most fundamental rights in a democracy,” said Loree Stark, Legal Director at ACLU-WV. “We hope voters don’t encounter problems in exercising their right to vote, but we anticipate there may be some confusion with the new voter identification law that went into effect this year.”

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