About Voting in 2020

what you need to know

The stakes are higher than ever.

Attempts at voter suppression continue.

Mass incarceration, voter ID laws, disinformation campaigns, foreign interference, gerrymandering, limiting polling locations, purging voter rolls, and now, tampering with the US postal system during a global pandemic...

They welcome these tactics because they know it's the only way they can win; that if everyone had a vote that counted they would be removed from power.

The time has come for a government that actually represents the people!

The time has come once again where the survival of our nation lies in the hands of the faithful and forthright citizens, to take an active role in defending their rights and their freedoms.  Sadly, it is no longer enough to just vote, but we must do all we can to ensure that vote is counted.

Purging Eligible Voters

On June 11, 2018, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that Ohio is allowed to purge eligible voters from the state’s registration records if they have not cast ballots in a while. That means that you may no longer be on Ohio’s voter rolls, even if you think you are. Or, you might not ever have registered at your current address, for whatever reason.

You can check to see if you are registered to vote by going to Vote.org.

If you are not registered, you can register at Ohio’s Online Voter Registration System.

Voting During COVID-19

You Must Request a Ballot by Mail

To vote by mail, you must first apply for an Absentee Ballot.

To prevent democracy-destroying delays, print and mail your application ASAP!

Voter suppression is a very real problem, and we know the current administration is trying their hardest to silence our voices.

USPS is already experiencing delays, so please put your application in the mail now, or drop it off at your County Board of Elections.

Your Ballot Won't Count if Your Signature Doesn't Match _ ?

Doesn't match what?   Wouldn't that be nice to know!

In Ohio, there is no law stating what your signature must match.  Your voter registration from a few decades ago?  Your driver's license?  Your Absentee Ballot Request Form?  Each of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections has their own rules on comparing signatures and consequently rejecting ballots.

According to Bloomberg Law reporter Porter Wells, the League of Women Voters filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, on July 31st, 2020 (CASE NO. 20-cv-3843), stating that the "inconsistency from county to county allegedly violates Ohio voters’ freedom of association and their right to the equal protection."

 

County Boards of Elections in the 8th District

Butler County Board of Elections

Princeton Road Campus
1802 Princeton Rd., Suite 600
Hamilton, OH 45011
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (513) 887-3700
E-mail: butler@OhioSoS.gov
Website: elections.bcohio.gov

Clark County Board of Elections

3130 E. Main St.
Springfield, OH 45505
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1766
Springfield, OH 45501-1766
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 521-2120
E-mail:  elections@clark.boe.ohio.gov
Website:  www.boe.ohio.gov/clark

Darke County Board of Elections

300 Garst Ave., Suite 7
Greenville, OH 45331
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 548-1835
E-mail: darke@OhioSoS.gov
Website: www.boe.ohio.gov/darke

Mercer County Board of Elections

101 N. Main St., Room 107
Celina, OH 45822
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Tu - F)
Telephone: (419) 586-2215
E-mail: mercer@OhioSoS.gov
Website: elections.mercercountyohio.gov

Miami County Board of Elections

Courthouse
215 W. Main St.
Troy, OH 45373
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 440-3900
E-mail: miami@OhioSoS.gov
Website: www.boe.ohio.gov/miami

Preble County Board of Elections

Courthouse
101 E. Main St., 1st Floor
Eaton, OH 45320
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 456-8117
E-mail: preble@OhioSoS.gov
Website: www.boe.ohio.gov/preble