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May 2 is Election Day in Hamilton County. The ballot is short and includes only local issues.
Cincinnati residents have a primary election for mayor. Three candidates are running: Yvette Simpson, John Cranley, and Rob Richardson, Jr. The two candidates with the most votes will have a run-off election in November 2017. This is a non-partisan election. Any qualified voter living in the City of Cincinnati can cast a vote for any of the candidates; no one will ask whether you are Democrat or Republican.
Harrison and Norwood have City Council elections. Several jurisdictions have tax levies on the ballot including Wyoming, Northwest, and Oak Hills school districts. You can see a customized sample ballot by entering your address on the Hamilton County Board of Elections website
Early voting began on April 4 at the new Board of Elections office in Norwood, 4700 Smith Road. It is no longer possible to vote downtown. You must go to the new office in Norwood in April or wait until Election Day, May 2, and vote at the polling place in your neighborhood. It is also possible to vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot from the Board of Elections.
Voter turnout is usually very low in primary elections, less than 15% of eligible voters. Let's change that sad statistic in Hamilton County. Remember, every election is determined by those who show up. League members spread the word - May 2 is Election Day in Hamilton County.
Each year we have the opportunity to develop the League's plan for the next year. Please join us in this work at the LWVCA Annual Meeting. This year's speaker is Carrie Davis, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Her topic is "How to Take Effective Action." She also will be bringing the latest on the campaign for fair Congressional districts and how we can be involved in ending gerrymandering in Ohio. The Annual Meeting is on Thursday, May 18, 5:15 pm registration and social is at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:15 pm. The dinner is $20 or pay-what-you-can. RSVP for the Annual Meeting here or 513-281 VOTE (8683).
You are invited to join a redistricting Google Group, initiated by Amy Hjerstedt of the LWVUS Board.
Want to read Rat F**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy? Author David Daley spoke at Statehouse Day about the redistricting plan called REDMAP, which was launched by the GOP after the 2008 election to flip state legislatures in preparation for the redistricting after the 2010 census. There is a copy in the LWVCA office that you can borrow or check out one at the Hamilton County Library. Call the office if you want to reserve our copy.
Speaker training - We'll be identifying additional training sessions for members and friends to educate the community on redistricting - the April 29 session quickly filled up so interest is high. If you want to be notified personally, please send your name to email@example.com or call 513-281-VOTE. New sessions will also be posted on our website.
Come to Annual Meeting and learn how you can get involved in the petition-signing effort to get Congressional Redistricting on the ballot. Carrie Davis will have the latest information and petitions to begin signing.
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Last revised: April 27, 2017 11:56 PDT.