Primary voters with problems may call Election Day Hotline

The Attorney General’s Office will conduct an Election Day Hotline during Tuesday’s primary elections throughout New York. The hotline will be available to troubleshoot and resolve issues encountered by voters at their poll sites.

Voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls may call the office’s hotline at 1-800-771-7755 or email at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Election Day, June 25. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau.

This Election Day, key changes in election law will be enacted throughout New York State, including:

— The closure of some regular poll sites on Tuesday as some positions have uncontested primaries. Voters can call their local Board of Elections or the Attorney General’s Hotline to determine if there is a contested primary they can vote in and to verify whether their poll site will be open;

— Voters who have moved to another county within New York may now cast a ballot at their new residence without resubmitting an entirely new registration form. This can be done by filing an affidavit ballot at their new residence’s local poll site; and

— Poll sites sites in Albany County will open at noon.

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