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The League of Women Voters of Ohio
The League of Women Voters of Ohio is active in state issues. Currently, our main focus is on voting rights and election security. Automatic voter registration is a top priority.

Covid-19 and the Primary Election
There is a lot of confusion and uncertainty around the 2020 elections due to the current public health crisis. LWV-Ohio is working harder than ever to ensure that every member, voter, and poll worker is accurately informed and empowered during this time, and that every eligible Ohioan is able to cast their vote. With the General Assembly's decision to complete the primary mostly with mail-in ballots, there is a new challenge. While participating in a suit about the lack of voter registration and the problems with the timeline of mail-in voting, League is doing all it can to educate voters and make sure that those who do want to vote do so.

Action Alert 1: A better system for voter registration!
Senate Bill 186 would make our voter rolls more accurate, make elections more secure, and save millions in taxpayer $$$. It’s time to pass the Voter Verification and Registration bill. Tell your Senator to vote YES on modernizing voter registration in Ohio.

Action Alert 2: Election Security
WE NEED BETTER REGISTRATION SYSTEMS! Senate Bill 194 requires the Secretary of State to adopt rules establishing guidelines for the approval and continued certification of voter registration systems. More secure registration systems would reduce the likelihood of registration errors that would disenfranchise voters. Senate Bill 194 passed the Senate unanimously! Contact your Ohio Representative to help ensure that SB194 passes the House quickly.


Stories and News for Take Action

LWVUS Responds to Police Killing of George Floyd

WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement in reference to the murder of George Floyd:

The League of Women Voters grieves the murders of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been tragically taken at the hands of rogue law enforc
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Akron Beacon Journal
State officials condemn threat of violence against Emilia and Vernon Sykes
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Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes received a call over the weekend threatening harm against her or her father, state Sen. Vernon Sykes, Akron police said Tuesday evening.

Akron Police Lt. Michael Miller said Emilia Sykes immediately reported the Saturday afternoon call to police.

The identity of the caller is unknown, Miller said, adding the ca
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Brennan Center for Justice
Dirty Tricks: Eight Falsehoods that Could Undermine the 2020 Election
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The 2020 election will be hard-fought and divisive. The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused major disruptions to our elections system, and the risk that other real crises — natural disaster, machine breakdown, foreign interference — will further disrupt the election is significant. But there is also a significant risk that political actors wil ...    click to story link   

LWV Wins Webby People's Voice Award for Best Government & Civil Innovation Website

WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Women Voters Education Fund announced today that, its one-stop-shop for election information, has been named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website in the 24th Annual Webby People’s Voice Awards.

“We work to make critical election information more ac
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Columbus Dispatch
Editorial: Make elections convenient, secure with mail-in ballots
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Posted May 13, 2020 at 4:31 AM This editorial represents the opinion of the Dispatch editorial board, which includes the publisher, editor, editorial page editor and editorial writers. Editorials, like opinion columns, represent a particular viewpoint and are not to be confused with news stories.

In statehouses across the nation, Americans soon
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Akron Beacon Journal
Editorial: Minor changes would make voting safe, fair for Ohioans
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By Akron Beacon Journal Editorial Board Posted May 16, 2020 at 10:19 PM The clock is ticking on Ohio lawmakers.

Ohioans will start voting for president and other important races in less than five months under pandemic conditions. Nobody knows if coronavirus cases will be under control or flaring up again during early voting in October or on Ele
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In COVID-19 Relief Bill, House Democrats Propose Pushing Census Deadlines
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As the U.S. Census Bureau resumes some 2020 census field operations put on hold by the pandemic, House Democrats are moving forward with proposals for major changes to the national head count as requested by the bureau.

The coronavirus relief bill released Tuesday includes provisions that would push back by four months the legal deadlines for the bu
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Voting Rights Group Wants More Opportunities For Early Voting This Year
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Ohio’s secretary of state says an election day with in-person voting is still the plan for this fall, but he’s suggesting some changes in case concerns about coronavirus keep voters away. A key voting rights group agrees, but wants to go further.
Secretary of State Frank LaRose is suggesting online absentee ballot requests with an earlier
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League of Women Voters of Hudson, Ohio
P.O. Box 331
Hudson, Ohio 44236

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Phone Number: (614) 469-1505

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