Voting Rights Advocates in Florida to hold Election Day telephone briefings to report voting problems

Media Contacts
Brad Ashwell

Florida PIRG

Election Day Media briefings scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Dial in number is (800) 657 – 1263; ask for “Voting in 2008 Florida”

Or Use Conference ID Number
11:30 a.m. – Conference # 70823679
4:30 p.m. – Conference # 70824102

Florida voting rights advocates will hold two telephone press briefings on Election Day to report on Florida specific incidents and problems reported to poll monitors and a national hotline. The advocates are members of the Election Protection coalition, the nation’s largest non-partisan election protection coalition that includes more than a hundred national, state, and local voter protection groups.

Advocates will inform reporters, producers and editors about problems, questions and other information coming in from voters on the national voter hotline, 1-866-OURVOTE. In addition, advocates will talk about on-the-ground information gathered from non partisan poll monitors.  The voter hotline, 1-866-OURVOTE is national, toll-free non-partisan telephone line sponsored by Election Protection.

The following information will be provided during the briefings:

  • Problems being reported by voters in Florida
  • Description of ongoing problems with Florida election administration system
  • Work that election advocates are doing on Election Day in Florida

Advocates participating on the call include Ben Wilcox from Common Cause Florida, Marcia Johnson-Blanco from Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Brad Ashwell from Florida PIRG and Dan McCrea and Pam Haengel from the Florida Voters Foundation. 

The dial in number for the calls is (800) 657 – 1263. Ask for the “Election Day 2008 Florida” conference call.