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NY AG Office to operate hotline for primary day poll problems

Apr 19, 2016 12:03 am

The Daily Freeman is reporting New York primary voters will be able to report problems at the polls through a special hotline. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a hotline staffed by attorneys and staff in the AG's Civil Rights Bureau will available during the Tue., Apr. 19 primary. Voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls are urged to call the office’s hotline at (800) 771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. In addition, the AG's Office will focus on barriers impacting voters with disabilities, voter intimidation reports and other issues faced by minority voters. The statewide hotline debuted in November 2012. Schneiderman says his office fielded hundreds of complaints from voters and worked with local election officials to quickly address issues.