Ohioans who have already cast primary ballots based on the March 17th original Primary Election date will have their ballots counted for the EXTENDED Primary Election date of Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Those registered voters who have not voted yet will now have the next month to cast absentee ballots by mail. To vote in the Primary Election, voters MUST submit an Absentee Ballot Application to vote by mail. If you would like to participate in the Primary Election, you MUST vote by mail.
ODCCA President Janet Carson has issued a press release, letter and statement outlining the Association’s concerns of the financial impact to County Boards of Elections throughout Ohio, ballot access to all Ohioans, and advocacy for an all-mail model in order to expedite the results and certification of the 2020 Primary Election. “We are asking the Legislature to execute their Constitutional duty and set the terms of this Election,” Carson commented.
The results of the census determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. In addition, the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, corporations and many others use to provide daily services, products, new jobs/businesses and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
Census partners are vital to ensuring a complete and accurate count. As trusted voices in your communities, you play a key role in raising awareness that the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important. This is an opportunity to get involved and to help shape the future of your community. Become a Partner with Census 2020!
Are you ready to vote in 2020? Your vote is your voice… and your voice matters. To vote, you first must register to vote. Get ready to cast your ballot and make your voice heard. Links are available to check your registration, where you vote and other valuable information!