Attorney General James announces election protection hotline for June primary

June 18, 2024 Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Election Protection Hotline ahead of the June primary elections. Photo by Brittany Newman/AP
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Attorney General Letitia James announced on Friday that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will offer its Election Protection Hotline for the upcoming June 25, 2024, primary election and during early voting from June 15 to June 23. 

The hotline aims to resolve issues voters may encounter with absentee ballots, early mail ballots, or in-person voting at polling places.

“Access to the ballot box is the foundational right of our democracy,” said Attorney General James. “Our election protection hotline will be available to address challenges voters face and provide helpful guidance, regardless of whether they choose to vote early, by mail, or on election day.”

Voters can reach the hotline at (866) 390-2992 or request assistance online at the OAG’s website. The hotline will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during early voting and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day. Additionally, the hotline will be open on June 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for post-election assistance. Written requests for assistance can be submitted anytime through the online form.

The OAG has run its Election Protection Hotline since 2012, fielding complaints and working with local officials to address issues. New Yorkers are protected from voter intimidation and obstruction under state and federal law. All registered voters have the right to accessible elections, free from coercion or intimidation.

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