Heading to the polls tomorrow? Be sure to take your camera phone. Voter integrity group True the Vote has set up an election integrity hotline for Election Day 2012 in order to help citizens document illegal activity inside and outside of polling places.
“If you want to make a difference on November 6th, True the Vote has a job for you,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. “Election integrity captured the American conscience with a rough cell phone video of New Black Panthers intimidating voters in Pennsylvania in 2008. Intimidation and electioneering is illegal inside and outside of polls. You have the power to be America’s eyes and ears.”
Citizens are encouraged to submit information to the hotline by phone (1-855-444-6100), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and by video. The hastag #watchthevote is also being used on Twitter to document cases of suspected voter fraud. After submission, True the Vote will verify and submit credible reports to the appropriate authorities. Below is a training video to help citizens document activity inside and outside of the polls.
You can read more about True the Vote here.