1-866-MyVote-1 hotline is, in part, a partnership with InfoVoter Technologies, a Philadelphia company specializing in interactive voice systems. In 2008, the hotline was sponsored by the NAACP National Voter Fund and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. It helped register nearly 100,000 new voters and helped another 100,000 find their polling places. More than 60,000 people from some 40 states recorded messages, chronicling problems ranging from long lines, broken machines or complaints of voter suppression.
In July 2009, Tom Joyner testified before the Committee on House Administration about the success of the hotline, its importance of registering voters and providing them an outlet to report problems during the primaries and Election Day. He also stressed the need for Congress to pass laws that made it easier for people to register to vote and vote.
In 2012, the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Action Network are among the hotline’s sponsors. Such media partners as the Michael Baisden Show, Interactive One, Syndication One and the Tom Joyner Morning Show have began actively promoting the number. Such celebrities and civic leaders have recorded promos, such as Mary J. Blige, Eddie LeVert, Robin Thicke, Bill Bellamy, Carl Thomas, Benjamin Jealous and the Rev. Al Sharpton.