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Janna Farley
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November 2, 2018

ACLU of Wyoming and Equality State Policy Center partner on hotline to provide voting rights information to voters and report Election Day voting rights violations

Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. The decisions made in city halls, state legislatures, the United States Congress and every other level of government impact the lives of all people living in Wyoming.             

That’s why the American Civil Liberties of Wyoming and the Equality State Policy Center are partnering up to provide a hotline for voter information and to respond to potential voting rights violations. Voters who have questions, experience voting rights violations and irregularities or have other problems at the polls are encouraged to call the hotline at 307-228-4163. The statewide hotline is up and running and is open 24/7 through Election Day.

“The right to vote is essential to our democracy,” said Sabrina King, policy director of the ACLU of Wyoming. “Elected officials may hold the cards, but as voters, we hold the power. To deny any eligible voter that opportunity is to undermine the fundamental freedoms that define who we are as a nation.”

In particular, the organizations are concerned about the following problems on Election Day:

  • Denying voters access to provisional ballots when they are eligible to receive them
  • Problems with voting machines, including human errors and technology-related problems
  • Efforts to have voters produce identification or proof of citizenship when not required by law
  • Voter harassment or intimidation, including signs of bias among poll workers
  • Efforts to tamper with voting machines

The Equality State Policy Center is 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, non-profit coalition working to improve the lives of all Wyoming’s people through transparent governmentfair elections, and thriving communities

The American Civil Liberties of Wyoming is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, as well as the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.

 

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