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Election Day: AG, groups offer help to voters

Nov 05, 2013 9:44 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting two nonpartisan advocacy groups and the state attorney general are offering help to New Yorkers going to the polls. The New York Public Interest Research Group and Common Cause/NY say they are running a nonpartisan voter helpline, Election Day, Nov. 5. It will be available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The number is (212) 822-0282. The groups say voters may not realize that the ballot is two-sided, with candidates on one side and propositions on the other. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said his office has opened an Election Day hotline to help ensure all eligible voters are able to cast ballots. Polling difficulties and irregularities can be reported by calling the office’s hotline at (800) 771-7755 or by emailing civil.rights@ag.ny.gov anytime between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Locally, polls in Columbia County are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. A full list of locations can be found online at columbiacountyny.com. Polling locations in Greene County can be found online at greenegovernment.com. For more information, contact the Columbia County Board of Elections at 828-3115. The Greene County Board of Elections can be reached at 719-3550.