As a reminder, the Election Protection Coalition is on the job today, taking reports of voting problems and working to fix them. If you have a problem voting, whether technical--long lines, change of polling location, broken machines, registration confusion--or human--problems of voter intimidation or misinformation, aggressive challenges from poll watchers, inappropriate electioneering--you can report it to the coalition. Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota for Spanish language. You can also use text messaging or Twitter to report problems. As the second big round of after-work-voting starts, keep these number handy.
The good news is that there haven't been major, systematic problems reported at polling locations, and Texas is still quiet. But:
- The Election Protection Coalition reports a new round of Spanish-language robocalls are going out in Los Angeles, telling people to vote tomorrow.
- In Greensboro, NC a police checkpoint set up in a predominantly black, Democratic community near three voting sites could have prevented voters from going to those polls.
- Overly aggressive poll watchers in St. Louis County have caused problems for some voters.
The next big wave of voting, and potential problems, is starting now on the East Coast, so keep the numbers for Election Protection-- 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota--handy if you're voting after work.