New Yorkers experiencing problems accessing the polls this primary season can call a hotline to alert the New York attorney general's office to the issue.
Attorney General Letitia James on Monday announced the election hotline was live as early voting starts ahead of the June 23 primary.
The hotline is 1-800-771-7755.
Elections and voting this year are especially under scrutiny this year as voters cast ballots in the middle of a pandemic. The state has sent out absentee ballot applications to eligible voters ahead of the primary.
“No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” James said in a statement. “Due to COVID-19, New Yorkers across the state are navigating new changes in how to cast their ballots in upcoming elections. During these unprecedented times, my office will do everything in its power to ensure that New Yorkers are able to exercise their right to vote safely and effectively.”
Officials in New York are also eager to avoid problems that have been seen in other states like Wisconsin and Georgia, where voters waited for hours to cast ballots.