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NY hotline set for voter language, access issues

NY hotline set for voter language, access issues

The New York state Attorney General's Office plans to operate a hotline during Tuesday's primary ele

The New York state Attorney General's Office plans to operate a hotline during Tuesday's primary elections that voters can call if they're having language or access issues in casting ballots.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office will enforce federal and state voting rights laws to help ensure those who speak languages besides English or have disabilities are able to vote.

The office reports fielding hundreds of complaints last Election Day and working with local election officials to help resolve the issues.

Schneiderman's office says it has reached agreements with Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Chautauqua counties for bilingual ballots and voting materials for Spanish-speaking voters.

To report a complaint, call 1-800-771-7755 or email

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