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Attorney General Announces Election Protection Hotline Ahead of Nov. 8

Voters experiencing problems can call (866) 390-2992, submit complaints online or email
Attorney General Letitia James. Photo: Matt Cohen/Flickr

An Election Protection Hotline will be made available for the upcoming general election on Nov. 8, as well as during New York's early voting period which began on Oct. 29, according to an announcement made by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

“The right to vote is the very foundation of our democracy,” James said.

“My office will always defend New Yorkers’ access to the ballot box, and I will ensure every voter’s right to be heard in the halls of power. Our election protection hotline is here to help voters address challenges and provide helpful guidance, whether they’re voting absentee, during early voting, or on Election Day.”

Voters that experience problems can report issues to the Office of the Attorney General by calling the hotline at (866) 390-2992, submitting complaints online or emailing The OAG has also created a guide addressing frequently asked questions to assist voters.

The hotline will be available to troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues encountered by voters. It will be in operation starting today until the upcoming election on Nov. 8, 2022.

The telephone hotline will be open between 9:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 6, and between 6:00am and 9:00pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.

Written requests for election-related assistance may be submitted at any time through the online complaint form or via email. Hotline calls and written requests for election-related assistance are processed by OAG attorneys and staff.