William & Mary Law Students to Host Election Day VOTEline on Tuesday, Nov. 5

Election Law Society logoOn Tuesday, November 5, in conjunction with Election Day in Virginia, students at William & Mary Law School are set to run VOTEline at (757) 742-3095, a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens have about voting. This non-partisan voter assistance hotline will be operated from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day by student members of William & Mary Law School’s Election Law Society. Citizens also may tweet their questions to @WMElectionLaw or email them to elsvoteline@gmail.com 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 since November 2007. The hotline serves anyone seeking information regarding their rights at the polls. Please note that VOTEline assistance will only be available on Election Day. 

In accordance with Virginia’s Photo ID law, all in-person voters on Election Day must present an acceptable form of photo identification. Valid forms of identification include, but are not limited to, valid Virginia driver's licenses and identification cards, valid U.S. passports, valid college or university student photo identification cards from Virginia institutions of higher education, employer-issued photo identification cards, and other government-issued photo identification cards. For a complete list of acceptable forms of photo ID and to find out where to vote, visit www.elections.virginia.gov or contact VOTEline on Election Day. For more information about VOTEline, e-mail Allen Coon J.D. ’22 at ahcoon@email.wm.edu.

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