We know that Nov. 6 in polling places around the country, there will be thousands of tea party-trained “poll watchers” and cadres of Republican lawyers on hand with one goal: to slow, suppress and intimidate voters.
But you can be prepared to protect your vote and your right. First, before you go to the polls, make sure you visit the AFL-CIO’s My Vote, My Right voter protection site where you can learn about voter ID laws and steps to take to protect your right to vote tomorrow.
Also, read the Six Steps to Protect Your Vote blog . Don’t forget to download the Election Protection Smartphone App .
If you want to make sure you know where to vote, use this handy tool for finding your polling place . For Spanish speakers looking to find their polling place, text CENTRO ELECTORAL to 69866 (standard data and messaging rates may apply). Another resource for Spanish speakers trying to find their polling place is http://vote.barackobama.com/es/DC/vote/ .
When you get to your polling place, if you are challenged or you have problems, ask a poll worker first. If he or she can't help you, ask to speak with a chief election official. And if that fails, call the AFL-CIO’s voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) and our rapid response legal team will go into action to address and solve the problems.
You also can text REPORT to 235246 (standard data and messaging rates may apply) and someone from the rapid response team will get back to you for details.
We’ll also have on-site poll monitors ready to report any voter suppression or voter intimidation attempts to the voter protection rapid response team.
Protect your vote!