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ASL Hotline Open for Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Voters in Minnesota

Open from Wednesday, October 26 through Election Day

10/25/2022 8:36:27 PM

Headshots of the six ASL Hotline staff. Top row (L-R) are Patrick Vellia, Keenan Gao, and Jessalyn Akerman-Frank. Bottom row (L-R) are Jer Loudenback, Migdalia Rogers, and Lilly Steinbruckner.

Once more, the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) and the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State have partnered together to provide an ASL Hotline for Minnesota's deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community.


The ASL Hotline is open from Wednesday, October 26 all the way through Election Day (Tuesday, November 8, 2022)!

The hotline is open, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

On Election Day, it will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 


Call the ASL Hotline at 612-293-4288 (VP).

This hotline is also open to voters who identify as hard of hearing, as an individual with a hearing loss, or similar, and wish to connect to one of our experts.


The following team members will be answering the ASL Hotline.

  • Patrick Vellia: DeafBlind community representative
  • Keenan Gao: Hard of Hearing community representative and ASL community representative
  • Jessalyn Akerman-Frank: Team Lead
  • Jer Loudenback: ASL community representative
  • Migdalia Rogers: ASL community representative
  • Lilly Steinbruckner: ASL community representative

Additional considerations

Please email Jessalyn at for any of the following:

  • If you need to ask a voting question in the evening or on the weekend,
  • If you are a member of the deafblind community and wish to connect to Patrick.
  • If you are a member of the hard of hearing community and wish to connect to Keenan.


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