Bilingual voting rights information hotline ready for calls on Election Day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two organizations are creating a voter rights information hotline to answer questions in both English and Spanish on Election Day. 

Forward Latino and the Mexican American Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) have partnered to offer the election protection hotline to help voters in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri. 

Staff and attorneys with MALDEF can answer questions about polling locations, what kind of ID to bring, if you can bring someone to help you in case you don't speak English, and if your name is not on the list of voters. 

“Wisconsin is very important. There’s a growing number of Latino Voters in Wisconsin and we’ve seen there have been changes to the election law recently both things that have changed from the past and things that possibly could’ve been changed. We want to make sure that voters in Wisconsin have the most updated on where they should be voting and how," said Steven Monroy, Legislative Staff Attorney at MALDEF. 

If you have a voting questions, call 312-427-0701. The hotline is available Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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