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William & Mary law students to host Election Day VOTEline

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    Call VOTEline:  Now in its 11th year, the Election Law Society's annual one-day VOTEline can help voters with questions on Election Day. In 2016, Benjamin Daily J.D. '18 and Rachel Bogdan J.D. '18 were among the law students who hosted the hotline.  Photo by David F. Morrill
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Non-partisan voter assistance hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 7

On Nov. 7, students at William & Mary Law School are set to run the W&M VOTEline at (757) 742-3095, a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens have about voting. This non-partisan voter assistance hotline will be operated by students in William & Mary Law School’s Election Law Society.

“Our goal is to help solve problems voters may encounter on Election Day,” said Matthew Catron, a first-year law student and VOTEline co-coordinator. Phones will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. 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 and to find out where to vote, visit or call VOTEline on Election Day.

For more information about VOTEline, e-mail Alannah Shubrick or Matthew Catron at or tweet them at @WMElectionLaw.