On Tuesday, Nov. 5, students at William & Mary Law School are set to run the W&M VOTEline at (757) 221-2890, a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens have about voting. This nonpartisan voter assistance hotline will be operated by members of the student Election Law Society.
"Our goal is to ensure that everyone properly registered to vote can do so," said Ashley Eick, a first-year law student and VOTEline Co-Coordinator. Phones will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteers will be available to answer any questions that might arise on Election Day.
VOTEline is an annual non-partisan service provided by the William & Mary Election Law Society to prevent confusion at local election precincts. The student group has operated VOTEline on Election Day since November 2007. Any citizen may call the hotline seeking information regarding his or her rights at the polls. Please note that VOTEline assistance will only be available on Election Day.
William & Mary student voters are advised to bring a government issued form of identification to the polls on Election Day. Valid forms of identification include a voter identification card, a valid driver's license, and a W&M ID card for certain voters. Also, due to redistricting, your polling place and Assembly and Senate districts may have changed. All voters should receive updated Virginia Voter Information Cards prior to Election Day. To find out where to vote, use the VERIS website at virginia.gov, or call VOTEline on Election Day.
For more information about VOTEline, e-mail Ashley Eick '16 at [[e|ameick]] or Aaron Colby '16 at [[e|abcolby]].
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