Law students to operate Election Day VOTEline

On Election Day, students at William & Mary Law School will operate a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens may have about voting.

The nonpartisan W&M VOTEline, which can be reached at (757) 221-2890, will be staffed by members of the Election Law Society from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5.

"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.

VOTEline is an annual 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. The hotline will only be available on Election Day.

Voters are advised to bring a government issued form of identification to the polls. Valid forms of identification include a voter identification card, a valid driver's license and a William & Mary ID card for certain voters. Also, due to redistricting, polling places and 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, email Ashley Eick '16 at ameick@email.wm.edu or Aaron Colby '16 at abcolby@email.wm.edu.