Volunteers are still needed for staffing the helpline. Each are trained to assist voters with answers to basic questions about their rights at the polls and election day operations. Shifts start on the hour and last for two hours, starting at 7 am and ending at 7 pm. Volunteers are especially needed during the morning when call volume is traditionally highest. The call center is located at the offices of NYPIRG at 9 Murray Street in lower Manhattan. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 349-6460.
Today NYPIRG sends along some helpful information to prepare you for Super Tuesday, tomorrow:
Voter Registration and Enrollment Data
Voters can now determine their registration status (whether a registered Democrat or Republican eligible to vote in the upcoming primary for example) by clicking here. The link also provides a voter’s AD and ED – vital info when they head to the polls. The interface can be a bit frustrating since the street name field must be precise (4th Street can only be entered as “4” in the box, not 4th or 4 Street etc.) The site also promises poll site information “in the near future.” It’s unclear how accurate or up to date the database is, so a phone call directly to a county BOE may clear up questions if questions arise.
Poll Site Locator
In New York City, voters can find out their poll site and AD/ED info here. This NYC/NYC Board of Elections site also provides a map of the poll site location. Voters may also call 311 in NYC for registration and poll site info.
Election Day Helpline
Broken voting machines? Voter harassment? Voters having trouble finding the right poll site? Each year, thousands of voters face problems at the polls. The non-partisan NYPIRG/Common Cause Voter Helpline seeks to help those voters get the information they need to cast their votes. Voters can call (212) 822-0282 from 7 am to 7 pm on Election Day for assistance.