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W&M law students to host Election Day VOTEline

On Election Day, William & Mary law students will answer voting questions from local citizens via the W&M VOTEline.

"This is an important year in American politics, and the goal of VOTEline is to ensure that everyone who is properly registered to vote can do so," said Brad Smith, a first-year law student and VOTEline coordinator.

The non-partisan hotline may be reached at (757)221-7491 on Nov. 6. Members of the Election Law Society and other volunteers will staff the phones from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. so that they might answer any questions that arise as voters arrive at polling places to cast their votes.

Any citizen who is seeking information regarding his or her rights at the polls may call the hotline. VOTEline assistance will only be available on Election Day.

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 since November 2007.

Student voters are advised 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, some polling places and assembly and senate 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, or call VOTEline on Election Day.

For more information about VOTEline, contact Brad Smith '15 at (518) 641-2548 or