Working with West Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU College of Law Chapter will assist callers with questions about voter registration, problems at polling places, lack of access to polling places, voter identification requirements and other issues that may prohibit voting on Tuesday (Nov. 3).
The Election Protection Hotline phone number is 304-355-5012.
“It’s a contentious race and we expect that a lot of people who might have been disinterested or apathetic towards voting might be doing it for the first time year. And then, obviously, the pandemic has change a lot for everyone and so, you know, on Election Day we will be on the phones making sure that people that want to vote are able to do it without any major issues.”
— Ian Shoulders, second-year law student at West Virginia University College of Law, president of ACLU WVU Law Chapter, board member of ACLU-West Virginia.
“No one understands better than young people how important this election is, but, I think, the question often become “What can I do?”…”How can I contribute?” and the Election Protection Hotline and initiative by the ACLU — not only is it providing an essential resource for the community, it is also giving law students an opportunity to really make a tangible difference in their community outside of, you know, the classroom. I would encourage all students to find that opportunity for them.”
— Aliah Hasan, second-year law student at West Virginia University College of Law, board member of ACLU-West Virginia.
- People voting in the 2020 election
- People who have questions about voting rights
- Poll workers
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