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Law students to host Election Day VOTEline

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    Call VOTEline  Now in its tenth year, law students' annual one-day VOTEline can assist voters with questions on Election Day. 1L students Allison Davis and Ashley Eick were among law student volunteers on Election Day in 2013.  Photo by David F. Morill
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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, students at William & Mary Law School are set to run the W&M VOTEline at (757) 221-2890, a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens have about voting on Election Day. This non-partisan voter assistance hotline will be operated by students in William & Mary Law School’s Election Law Society.

“Our goal is to ensure that everyone properly registered to vote can do so,” said Benjamin Daily, a second-year law student and VOTEline co-coordinator. Phones will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Volunteers will be available to answer any questions that might arise on Election Day.

VOTEline is an annual non-partisan service provided by the William & Mary Election Law Society to prevent confusion at local election precincts. Now in its tenth year, the student group has operated VOTEline since November 2007. The hotline serves anyone seeking information regarding his or her rights at the polls. Please note that VOTEline assistance will only be available on Election Day.

In accordance with Virginia’s new photo ID law, all in-person voters on Election Day must present an acceptable form of photo identification. Valid forms of identification include, but are not limited to, valid Virginia driver's licenses and identification cards, valid U.S. passports, valid college or university student photo identification cards from Virginia institutions of higher education, employer-issued photo identification cards and other government-issued photo identification cards. For a complete list of acceptable forms of photo ID, visit the Virginia Department of Elections' website. To find out where to vote, visit this page on the department's website or call VOTEline on Election Day.

For more information about VOTEline, contact Benjamin Daily '18 at