Now, more than ever, your vote needs to be counted. Get the latest and help spread the word on Ohio's Primary.
Top 3 actions you can take this week:
- If you haven't already voted early, click here get your absentee ballot right away. To be counted, you must vote by mail by April 28. See more information below about the changes to Ohio's Primary Election. We need you to vote!
- Share the information about the election changes with friends and family by email or on social media. Copy and paste the information below or simply share this image.
- Follow up with friends and family to make sure the are applying to get their ballots by mail.
What's happening this week:
Hamilton County voters can now collect their mail-in ballots for the primary from 12 local Kroger stores. Check out the Cincinnati Enquirer's article about the locations here.
An update on the primary from Ohio Voters Rights Coalition:
A bill passed March 26 will extend vote-by-mail until April 28th. Here are a few of the election-related details of Amended Substitute House Bill 197.
Absentee voting will be extended to April 28.
Voters can request vote-by-mail ballots until 4/25 (but we suggest you request TODAY!)
Absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than 4/27, or they can be dropped off at vote centers by 4/28.
The Secretary of State’s office will mail voters a postcard with information about how to request a vote-by-mail application. However, they will not mail postage-paid vote-by-mail applications.
There will be limited in-person voting, but only for those with disabilities and for some without access to the postal service like people experiencing homelessness.
We are predicting that it will be difficult if not impossible for many voters to request, receive, vote and return their ballots in time for them to be counted. It’s really not an acceptable outcome, and not a good precedent for future elections.
While some groups may take the fight to court, now is the time for us to get information to voters about the urgency of applying to vote-by-mail.
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