Help NHPR & ProPublica Report On Election Issues

Oct 29, 2018

At NHPR, we’ve made it a priority to keep you informed not just about the candidates whose names are on the ballot but also the policies and court proceedings that are shaping how those ballots are actually cast.

There’s a lot to keep up with, though, especially as Election Day approaches. And that’s where you can help.

NHPR is partnering with ProPublica’s Electionland, a collaborative reporting project that aims to cover ballot access and voting issues all across the country during the 2018 midterms. So far, other Electionland news partners have reported on voter purges in Georgiaearly turnout numbers in Idaho, misleading political mailers in Florida and Texas, and more.

You can help inform our reporting on these issues by letting us know if you run into any voting problems in your community — like problems with voter registration or long lines, or anything else that seems to get in the way of eligible voters’ ability to cast their ballots — through Electionland’s reporting tip line.

Here’s how to share updates with us:

  • Text/SMS: Send the word VOTE (or VOTA for Spanish, or 投票 for Chinese) to 81380 (standard text message rates apply).
  • WhatsApp: Send the word VOTE, (or VOTA for Spanish, or 投票 for Chinese) to 1-850-909-8683.
  • Facebook Messenger: Go to m.me/electionland.

If you send a message to one of the tiplines above, it will be shared with NHPR and the other news organizations partnering with ProPublica on this reporting project. And it could be used as the basis for news stories about the voting process during the midterms.

Please note: The tiplines listed above are for reporting purposes only. If you want to make an official election complaint to report suspected illegal activities at your polling place, you should get in touch with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Election Law Unit. You can call them at 603-271-3658 or 1-866-868-3703 (a dedicated hotline that’s staffed by state attorneys on Election Day), or email electionlaw@doj.nh.gov.