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Election hotline open for primary voters, official says

Voters in Nassau and Suffolk counties participating in primaries Tuesday can turn to an election-day hotline to help troubleshoot and resolve a wide range of issues, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.

Voters experiencing poll issues or problems are urged to call the hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Schneiderman’s office.

The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the office’s Civil Rights Bureau.

Schneiderman said his office is “deeply committed to ensuring that all eligible voters have the ability to cast an effective ballot on Election Day.”

He vowed to investigate any complaints alleging voting booth improprieties.

Primaries Tuesday are in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange and Putnam. In those primaries and in general elections, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In all other counties, polling spots are open from noon to 9 p.m.

The Attorney General’s Office has operated the hotline since November 2012, the release said.

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