Early voting begins today (Wednesday, October 10, 2018) in Ohio. That means there is less than a month between now and Election Day.
- This is the most crucial time of year to ensure Democrats regain control of the U.S. House and Senate.
- This is the most crucial time of year to elect Democratic Governor and state lawmakers who respect the diversity and inclusion of all Ohioans.
- This is the most crucial time of year to repair the damage done over the last two years of the Trump administration.
You can help. Here’s how.
1. Educate Yourself:Along with a full slate of Democratic candidates on the ballot on Nov. 6 (statewide candidates, local candidates, slate card), there is a statewide issue. State Issue 1 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would convert low-level felony drug possession and drug use crimes into misdemeanors with no jail time for the first two offenses. While the Ohio Democratic Party does not have an official position on this issue, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray voiced his support.
Depending on your city, township or school district, there may be other items. Informed voters are better voters. Take the time to read up on these issues before you visit the ballot box.
2. VOTE:Early voting is convenient, and many studies suggest it increases voter turnout. Why wait until Election Day when you can vote while running errands? Just drop by the Delaware County Board of Elections (2079 U.S. Hwy 23 N, Delaware, OH 43015) between (Vote Center hours) to cast your ballot. If you’re not in Delaware County, check with your local board of elections to find out their hours.
3. Volunteer:We have great candidates who represent that common sense values of our community and need your help to introduce these people to the community. Before Election Day Nov. 6, you can canvass, phone bank, send postcards and more to help share these important messges. As a precinct representative for the Delaware County Democrats, I spend a few hours each weekend visiting my neighbors, sharing the slate card and telling them all about our candidates! It’s a great way to meet your neighbors.
The party has volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule and physical abilities. Check out the canvassing and phone banking schedules and sign up to volunteer. There will also be a huge Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort closer to Election Day with the need for many more volunteers. Stay tuned for updates.
4. Encourage people to vote & show your support: Seize the opportunity to chat with your neighbors. Remind them about the election and explain why you are voting for the Democratic candidates who share our common sense approach to making Ohio a better place to work, live, and raise a family. Pick up yard signs and display them proudly in your yard. Ask the pastor at your church if they can add to the announcements that early voting is open.
Nov. 6, 2018 has been one of the most contentious mid-term elections in recent years. Delaware County is ready to send a message: we want our voices heard.
Now, print this page and check off the list to make sure you are doing what you can to get Democrats elected in Delaware County!