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Election Phone Bank: Answering voting questions

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HOUSTON – KPRC2 and Click2Houston have you covered on Election Day.

We are teaming up with Telemundo and the League of Women Voters for a phone bank on Tuesday.

Volunteers will help answer your election questions from 6 a.m. to the time the polls close at 7 p.m.    

The phone numbers for the bank are as follows:

ENGLISH:  713-778-8920
SPANISH:  713-778-8930

Frequently asked questions

Rita Hicks, of the League of Women Voters of Houston, helped organize the phone bank. Here’s a look at her answers to the most common questions being asked on Election Day.

Where can I vote?

If you live in Harris County, and you missed early voting, you’ll have to go to your designated polling place to cast your ballot. However, that’s not the case in other counties.

“If you live in Fort Bend, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, it’s open polling locations just like early voting,” Hicks said.

Give the phone bank a call if you need help finding your polling place.

What do I need to take with me?

“An ID is very important, preferably a photo ID,” Hicks said. “If voters don’t have a photo ID, there are alternative forms of identification you can take.”

Give the phone bank a call for more information about appropriate forms of identification.

You are not allowed to have your phone out at the ballot box, so any resources you need at the poll must be printed or written on paper, Hicks said.

What do I do if I have a problem at the poll?

Long lines and some malfunctions with voting machines are not uncommon on Election Day, Hicks said. Be prepared to be patient.

“We are seeing unprecedented numbers in this election, so it is going to happen,” Hicks said.

If the line is unusually long or you have a problem you can get resolved by an election judge, give the phone bank a call.

“Everyone is committed to troubleshooting those issues as quickly as possible,” Hicks said.

Watch a Facebook Live with Hicks talking about frequently asked questions on Election Day.

 

LIVE: Answering your Election Day questions. KPRC2 Justin Stapleton is with the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area's Rita Hicks to talk about the most frequently asked voting questions today. Info for our phone bank in partnership with Telemundo Houston here: https://kprc2.co/2QsOi04

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Tuesday, November 6, 2018