1-833-NM4-DEMS Hotline Received 142 Calls In First Week
The Democratic Party of New Mexico election hotline, which launched last week as part of a larger Voter Protection and Education Initiative, has already made it possible for staff and volunteers to assist nearly 150 voters in the first week. Callers have contacted the hotline for assistance requesting an absentee ballot, questions about early voting, and to volunteer as a poll watcher.
The DPNM Election Hotline is a resource for voters who have questions about a variety of topics including voter registration, absentee voting, early voting, locating a polling place, and COVID-19 restrictions at polling places. Hotline staff and volunteers will also assist voters who have applied for but not received an absentee ballot, need information about drop off boxes, have witnessed instances of voter intimidation, or want to volunteer for voter protection initiatives.
Any voter can reach the Election Hotline at 1-833-NM4-DEMS. Trained volunteers and staff are available to answer calls from the hotline in both English and Spanish from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of business hours, callers are able to leave a voicemail to receive a response as soon as possible.
“We’re so proud to be helping so many New Mexicans make their voices heard this November,” said DPNM Voter Protection Organizer Samantha Kao. “Democrats have always been committed to expanding access to the ballot, and this hotline is just one of many ways we’re making sure that voters understand how to cast their vote safely this November.”