Law students to host W&M VOTEline

Students at William & Mary Law School are set to run the W&M VOTEline, a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens have about voting. This non-partisan voter assistance hotline will be operated by student members of the school's Election Law Society and other volunteers.

Election Law Society"Voting is an important civic duty," Election Law Society President Anisa Somani '13 said. "We want to ensure that all voters - young and old - who are properly registered to vote can do so. We will be manning the VOTEline phones on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, to answer any questions that might arise as voters arrive at a polling place to cast their vote."

VOTEline is an annual service provided by the William & Mary Election Law Society to prevent confusion at local election precincts. The Election Law Society has operated VOTEline since November 2007.  Any citizen who wants to vote in the local election may call the hotline on Nov. 8 at (757) 221-2890 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to seek information regarding their rights at the polls.

"I encourage William & Mary students and members of the Williamsburg community at large to call the VOTEline with any questions or concerns they may have at the polls on Election Day," Somani said.

Voters are reminded to bring a government issued form of identification to the polls on Election Day. Valid forms of identification include a voter identification card, a valid driver's license, and a W&M ID card for certain voters. Also due to redistricting, polling places and Assembly and Senate districts may have changed. All voters should receive updated Virginia Voter Information Cards prior to Election Day.

For more information about VOTEline, call or e-mail Grant McLoughlin '14 at (202) 495-1121 or grmcloughlin@email.wm.edu.