Get out the vote: What you need to know

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The wait and the work are almost over—the elections are this Tuesday, November 6. Between now and then, though, we have to vote ourselves (if you haven’t already voted early), turn out our family and friends, and get out the vote in our communities. Here are some ways to GOTV, some important information sources, and resources for protecting the right to vote.

But what about if you need help with some aspect of voting, or if one of the friends you contact through VoteWithMe doesn’t know where or how to vote? Here’s what you need:

What about people who run into a roadblock to exercising their right to vote, though? There are thousands of trained nonpartisan volunteers staffing these hotlines—open now through election day—to answer questions and help address any problems voters have.

  • English 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • Spanish 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Arabic 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
  • Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) –
  • American Sign Language video call number: 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)
  • SMS (text message) hotline (English): text OUR VOTE to 97779

Whatever you do, make sure you and your loved ones have voted by poll closing time on Tuesday. This is our best chance to put some limits on Donald Trump.

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