Credit: ProPublica

The Bangor Daily News is partnering with a coalition of newspapers across the country to uncover problems that prevent people from voting. If you see an issue, we want to know.

The BDN has joined ProPublica’s crowdsourcing operation Electionland, which operates a tipline for voters and others to report issues such as mail ballot delivery problems, changed voting locations, long lines, registration problems, purged voter rolls, broken voting machines and voter intimidation.

When ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization, gets a tip, journalists will work to verify and report out what happened. Whether you’re a voter, poll worker or election administrator, we want to hear what you’re experiencing or witnessing in the voting process to help track election integrity.

To share what you see, here’s how to sign up:

  • SMS: Text the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 81380 (standard text message rates apply).
  • WhatsApp: Send the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 1-850-909-8683.
  • Facebook Messenger: Go to
  • Complete this form to share your election experience with us so ProPublica and the BDN can investigate.

Erin Rhoda

Erin Rhoda is the editor of Maine Focus, a team that conducts journalism investigations and projects at the Bangor Daily News. She also writes for the newspaper, often centering her work on issues of sexual...