First, let me say that I hope that you are well and handling this new situation in a healthy way. COVID-19 has changed the way we work, the way we interact with each other, and how much time we spend at home – alone or with family. Parents have become teachers, many people have lost their jobs, others have had to adopt new skills to be able to work remotely, and some are getting more time to cook, clean, or pursue hobbies.
What you can do
Stay home if you are not an essential worker. Give thanks, give to Delaware County Hunger Alliance or other organizations, see Facebook or the organization websites for the latest needs. Reach out to your neighbors to see if they are okay or if you can help them. Write letters, send cards or call people. BE ENGAGED with your community!
Absentee (mail-in) voting for the March 17 Primary has been extended through April 28. If you have already voted, THANK YOU, and skip ahead to see how you can reach out to others to encourage them to vote.
If you have not already requested an absentee ballot, you can download the application from the Board of Elections (BOE) website here, and return it to the Delaware County BOE as soon as you can – either by USPS or by placing in the secure drop box located at the back of the BOE building. The box is clearly painted in red, white, and blue.
If you don’t have access to a printer, you can call the Board of Elections at (740) 833-2080 or simply write the requested information on a plain piece of paper. Be sure to include your phone number and/or email address so they can call you to get any needed information you omit.
What’s on Your Ballot
In addition to the race for the Presidency, there is a contested race between two Democrats for the US House of Representatives:
Our local party does not make endorsements before a primary, allowing voters to choose their own candidate.
Democrats have candidates for two Ohio Supreme Court positions:
- Jennifer Brunner
- John O’Donnell
Depending on where you live in Delaware County, you have the opportunity to vote for either of two excellent candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives this year:
- Rachael Morocco (OH 67)
- Steve Mount (OH 68)
We also have two write-in candidates for County Commissioner.
- Jacob Fathbruckner is running for the term beginning January 2, 2021
- Jack Hartman is running for the position that starts on January 3, 2021.
You MUST write each name in the correct race in order for it to count.
Those in the Olentangy Local School District are reminded that DCDP voted to endorse the school levy that is on your ballot.
For more information, please go to www.ohiodeladems.org and you can find a number of resources.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY VOTED, you can help your neighbors by providing them with paper copies of the Absentee Ballot Application. Another volunteer opportunity available to you now is to reach out to those who have already voted in the primary to thank them! You could send a postcard or call them, since there are phone numbers listed on the Absentee Reports on the BOE website.
Thank you all for your support, stay healthy, and I look forward to seeing you when it’s safe.
Take care, Peg
THANK YOU to those of you who have voted and/or reached out to others in your precinct encouraging them to vote in the Primary. A strong presence of Democratic voters in Delaware County encourages our candidates and the rest of us.