NAACP Command Center Tracking Voter Issues Around the Country Over 27,000 People Call Hotline With Questions and ProblemDecember 31, 1969
It's Election Day, and the NAACP's Command Center - manned by NAACP staff, in partnership with state and local organizations, legal advisors, community and faith leaders, and volunteers - continues to respond to and track incoming reports of voter suppression and protection violations received on the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline.
As of 2:30 PM EST, over 27,000 reports have been logged.
Many people are calling in with questions about polling locations
and registration requirements, but over 7,900 of the calls have
been to report problems, including faulty equipment and voter
According to Our Vote Live (www.ourvotelive.org), 27,322 reports have been made today as of 2:30PM EST. New York, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan, Texas, and New Jersey residents have made the most calls into the hotline.
In New York, 1298 calls have been made to
report problems, including 524 reports of registration problems and
282 reports of faulty equipment. Kings and New York counties
continue to have the most reports.
In California, 2349 calls have been made into the hotline, 423 of those calls report problems.
Over 1400 calls have been made from Ohio; 434 calls are reporting problems, including issues with polling places, registration, and faulty equipment.
As of 2:30PM EST, the national hotline has recorded:
- 307 reports of voter intimidation;
- 1266 reports of faulty equipment;
- 3092 reports of polling place problems; and
- 456 reports of poll worker problems.
For hourly reports or to schedule interviews, contact the Media Hotline, 410-580-5697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.