What you should do if someone tells you that you can’t vote

TOPSHOT - People cast their votes at a polling station in New York on April 19, 2016. New York began voting on April 19, in a high-stakes presidential primary tipped to hand Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump victories in the race to clinch the Democratic and Republican tickets to the White House. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of voters face challenges at the polls, but there are things you can do to prevent that. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Officials across New York are available to help with voting-day problems following frustration on primary day in April.

Thousands of frustrated voters had problems when they went to their polling places in April. Here’s what you can do to prevent that on Tuesday:

First, make sure you actually can vote. Check your voter registration status if you live in New York here. New Jersey residents can check their voter registration status here.

The next step is making sure you are actually at the correct polling location. New York City residents can find their polling location here. New Yorkers who live outside the city can check their polling place here. New Jerseyeans can find their polling place here.

If you are a registered voter and you’re at the correct polling location in your state, but someone still tries to turn you away at the polls, here’s what to do:

New York’s Attorney General’s Office has a hotline for voting issues. Anyone who has a problem at the polls can call the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.NY.gov on Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

The United States Attorneys in New York have also said their offices will be available. The office covering Manhattan, Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties can be reached at 646-369-4739. The office covering Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk counties can be reached at 718-254-6323.

Would-be voters can also call a voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). Calls regarding possible violations of federal election laws can also be made to the FBI at 212-384-1000.