Early Voting for Ohio

September 30, 2008

John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio native, encouraged Barack Obama supporters to cast their ballots early and take advantage of the month-long early voting window leading up to Election Day. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)
I got a note from Eric (formerly of Ohio) yesterday. Here’s some of what he said:

When I lived in Ohio and voted for the last presidential election, voters had to stand in line for over 3 hours. This was in Franklin county ohio in a poor district. Some handicapped people and elderly were not able to stand in line for 3 1/2 hours and ended up not voting. In this day of technology, I think we should revise the voting system so that people can vote from home on the web if they want and every vote could be linked to a social security number to help prevent fraud…

The good news for Franklin County voters is they can start voting today. Here’s an Associated Press article:

Ohio election officials brace for early voting

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN – 2 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Voters in this crucial swing state began casting absentee ballots Tuesday, after state and federal courts upheld a ruling that allows residents to register and vote absentee on the same day during the first six days of voting.

Five people were waiting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections when doors opened at 8:30 a.m. Two in line said they were voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, including John Fuller, 73, a retired hospital orderly from Cleveland.

Fuller said voting early would allow him to work on Election Day helping others get out and vote. Fuller and others in line Tuesday morning were previously registered.

Read more here.

AND the nice folks over at Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio can walk you through the process.  Check their website!  Go vote today!


One Response to “Early Voting for Ohio”

  1. ohmyohio said

    Hey–kudos on your blog entry about Ohio! I am blogging solely about the Presidential race in Ohio and I will definitely link to this post of yours later today. Check out ohmyohio.wordpress.com for my own coverage of the Buckeye state…:) Take care!

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