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Problem voting? Call the hotline

| May 19, 2020 1:00 AM

BOISE — The ACLU of Idaho is operating a voter hotline and website for Idaho voters to submit complaints if they are experiencing problems or barriers to voting during the May 2020 Idaho Primary Election.

Through June 3, Idaho voters can submit complaints online or by phone. The ACLU of Idaho will track the complaints and address any emerging issues with the Secretary of State’s office or individual counties. The ACLU of Idaho encourages voters to submit their complaint online if they can, but welcomes calls as well.

“The May primary will be the most extraordinary election in Idaho’s history,” said Ritchie Eppink, the ACLU of Idaho’s legal director. “With the pandemic ongoing, voters casting their ballots by mail shouldn’t face unnecessary requirements, and we will be watching closely to prevent practices that discourage voters or add needless barriers to casting a ballot in this unprecedented election.”

The 2020 Idaho Primary Election is being held entirely by mail, via absentee ballot, prompting changes to processes and deadlines for voter registration and absentee voting, statewide.

• ACLU Voter Hotline Web Form: intake.acluidaho.org/voting/

• ACLU Voter Hotline Phone: 1-800-542-4737