The League of Women Voters – Pasadena Area is standing by to answer questions for local voters in the final week before the Nov. 3 election.
The organization has set up a “Live Voting Assistance” hotline to field queries about ballots and voting procedures, as well as to direct people to additional resources to deal with problems, the LWV-PA said in a written statement.
The hotline will operate from 2 to 7 p.m. daily through Nov. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day. It can be reached at (626) 798-0965.
While there is a wealth of election-related information available online from sources such as the California Secretary of State and the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office, the goal is to make getting information about voting as easy for voters as possible, LWV-PA President Martha Zavala said.
“And to alleviate the burden off of the County Registrar-Recorder’s operators, too. They do have a phone line, but sometimes there’s quite a wait,” Zavala said.
“Voters sometimes have a very specific question and they don’t want to be navigating and looking for what specifically they want, so we have done some of that work and are prepared to just help them get directly to the site that they need. Or we just answer their questions,” she said.
Furthermore, some voters are not computer-savvy, Zavala added.
“And sometimes, they don’t really know what to ask for, either,” she said. “So that’s why we’re there: To make it easier for them to get what they want.”
The LWV-PA does not take positions on candidates or political parties, Zavala said.
“We are nonpartisan,” she said. “We don’t do any advocacy. We want to make sure everybody gets their voices heard.”
In addition to the hotline, information is also available on the LWV-PA website at my.lwv.org/california/pasadena.
LWV-PA VOTER HOTLINE is NOW OPEN! Ask us: Am I registered? When & where to vote? Will my vote count? Call 626-798-0965 every day 2-7 pm, open until 9 pm election day. Volunteers are ready now to help with your questions! #Election2020 #Vote https://t.co/3iD2Bx2l3A pic.twitter.com/2jtpcah2Ch
— LWV Pasadena Area (@LWV_PA) October 25, 2020