CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia voters who encounter problems at the polls or who might have questions about the voting process can contact the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) by calling our 2022 Election Protection Hotline.

Starting Oct. 26 (the first day of early voting) the hotline will be staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, in addition to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays during early voting. Callers may leave a message if they do not immediately reach a hotline staffer. Messages will be returned promptly.

On Election Day, Nov. 8, the hotline will be operational all day 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (or until all polls close). ACLU staffers, students from the West Virginia University College of Law, and other volunteers will staff the hotline.

"The right to vote is critical to our democracy, and protecting that right is critical to the mission of the ACLU,” Advocacy Director Eli Baumwell said. “We always hope and expect that elections will run smoothly and voters will not encounter any problems.  However, we know that issues do arise and we are on standby to help voters resolve these issues and make sure their voices are heard."

ACLU-WV has offered the hotline each election since 2016. The hotline phone number is 304-355-5012.