In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Voter registration deadline for Tuesday, November 3 – General Election is Monday, October 5, 2015. Early Voting begins Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
COLUMBUS– Ohio Auditor of State Candidate and State Representative John Patrick Carney (D-Clintonville) released the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court order restricting early voting in Ohio: “Every citizen deserves an equal opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote – regardless of race, creed, gender, or wealth. I am deeply […]Continue reading
COLUMBUS – Today, Secretary of State Jon Husted aired his first ad of the campaign championing what his office has done to assist military voters. However, what the ad fails to mention is that virtually everything Husted did was required by federal law after Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Military and Overseas Voting Empowerment (MOVE) Act of 2009, which amended the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
It’s Time for Republican Secretary of State to Drop Suppression Attempts
COLUMBUS – In response to today’s U.S. Sixth Circuit decision upholding the federal district court decision declaring Jon Husted’s directive and other efforts to cut early voting in Ohio before the November general elections as an unconstitutional violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern issued the following statement:
Thanks to a decision by Federal Judge Peter Economus, Ohioans will have the opportunity to cast in-person ballots on the last three days before an election. This significant win for Ohio voters was the result of a lawsuit, OFA v. Husted, filed nearly two years ago to protect equal access to the polls during the early voting period.