Problems at the Polls in TN? Call Toll-Free Hotline
To ensure the fundamental right to vote is preserved for all Tennesseans, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) has established a toll-free Election Day hotline to help voters who encounter problems at the polls on Tuesday, March 6.
WHAT: Toll-free Election Day hotline - 877-651-1999
WHEN: The hotline will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
HOW: Calls will be answered in real time and will allow voters to report voting problems and obtain assistance if they feel they have been unfairly denied the right to vote. A call to the hotline will help to determine if rights have been violated and what options are available.
- Issues related to the new “Photo ID to Vote” law;
- Voters who are turned away from the polls because of the new photo ID law;
- Voters who need special assistance being prevented from bringing someone to help them into the voting booth;
- Voters turned away without being offered a provisional ballot;
- Too few machines in polling places which will lengthen lines and discourage eligible voters;
- Poll-watching activities that go beyond mere observation and become harassment;
- Moving polling places on short notice or without sufficient warning; and
- Disinformation campaigns.
In addition to the hotline, voters can access ACLU-TN’s onlineVoting Rights Resource Center. This online resource includes detailed information on Election Day logistics and Tennessee’s new law requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote.