VoteRiders' Helpline Volumes Increases by 287%
BY LAUREN KUNIS, CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VOTERIDERS — DECEMBER 30, 2023
Year-round and especially in the lead-up to elections, VoteRiders fields calls and texts from people who are confused or have questions about whether they need to bring an ID to the polls with them — or what kind of ID they can use to vote.
As more states enact voter ID laws (we’re up to 38), we’re seeing more confusion than ever before: in 2023, we experienced a 287% increase in calls and texts to our ID Helpline relative to 2021.
Here’s what some of those messages look like:
Voter ID laws create confusion and barriers to the ballot box. VoteRiders is here to work with voters one-on-one to make sure they have what they need to vote, including in-person as well as the virtual and bilingual support we provide via our Helpline and Chatbot. And we’re massively scaling up to meet the needs of millions of voters before next year’s presidential elections.
Wherever and whenever voters are confused about voter ID laws, VoteRiders is there to help! Thanks for working with us to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive.