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Voter Service Committee, Upcoming 
Volunteer Opportunities

Help Wanted to Stop Gerrymandering!

 

From January to June our League and lots of volunteers will be collecting signatures for a new drive to end Gerrymandering.

​"Citizens Not Politicians"  is an initiative to end the political control of the process.  There have been two successful amendments to the Ohio Constitution stating the will of the citizens to end this unfair practice.

 

Unfortunately, those amendments did not prevent the corruption of the redistricting maps in 2022 and 2023. 

Please sign-up  to circulate petitions and take the petition training so that we can get our signatures quickly.

 

Once you sign up, STEP ONE, and get the training, STEP TWO, you will be added to our list.

   Fair Districts Ohio is the website.  There will be information about the petition and training. 

PETITION CIRCULATOR TRAINING: MORE DATES COMING SOON

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STEP THREE, volunteer to help support the upcoming March 16, Petition Signing event in front of Highland's Ice Creamery and continue to collect signatures through the end of June

For more information, questions, or concerns, please reach out to:
Bart Henshaw, Chair - Voter Service Committee, 740.703.3405, barthenshaw12@yahoo.com

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The 2024 Election year has started with a busy primary season for Southern Ohio.  This year will be focused on registration, candidate information, voting education, and gathering signatures for the "Citizens Not Politicians" redistricting initiative. There are lots of volunteer hours ahead.
 

   Dates to Remember:

       Primary Election for Ohio: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

       Deadline to register to vote: February 20, 2024

       Early Voting Hours begin on Wednesday, February 21, and continue through Sunday, March 17, at the Ross County Board Of Elections office on Western Ave. Hours are:

                  Weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

                  Saturday, March 9  - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                  Saturday, March 16 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                  Sunday, March 17 -  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

If you wish to vote using an absentee ballot step #1 is to print or pick up an application form. Applications can be printed from the Board of Election of Ross County (BOE) website, 

boe.ohio.gov.ross

 

Application forms must be requested at least seven (7) days prior to the election. The suggestion is to request forms when Early Voting begins on Feb. 21.

Applications must be returned or received by the BOE by 7:30 PM on election day. Mail yours early to :

    Ross County Board of Elections

    475 Western Ave (D)

    Chillicothe, OH 45601

 

Elections Workers are always needed.  Contact the BOE at (740) 775-2350  or, on the website, follow the link from "election workers" to the blue box "A Day for Democracy".


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The Voter Service Committee registers voters, gathers information about candidates for community distribution, and disseminates voter education information at public events. One such event is Candidates' Night, which happens in the fall each year (pandemics notwithstanding). 

 

Some committee members will follow legislation which impacts voting access. This year members will work to educate the public about upcoming redistricting maps and the importance of citizen involvement.

If you are interested in assisting with the Voter Service Committee please send an email to participate@lwvchillicothe.org

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