August 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carrie Davis

Phone: 614.469.1505 

Just the Facts

Advocates Clarify Voting Rules in 1-2-3 Series

 

Following months of confusing voter legislation, the League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund (LWVO) and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) have crafted simple and comprehensive guides that explain how to register to vote and cast a ballot in Ohio in 2012.

The Voting 1-2-3 series includes:

·         How to register to vote, including eligibility, deadlines and important reminders;

·         Three ways to cast your ballot, including absentee, in-person and at the polls;

·         Voter ID, including the documents necessary to cast a ballot;

·         Voting for college students, a voting guide using either home or school address;

·         Where to go for help, a list of important voting websites and phone numbers.

“We’ve been getting loads of calls from voters who just want the facts,” said Carrie Davis, executive director of the LWVO. “We thought it a good use of time to develop these quick and easy fact sheets in response to the demand we know is out there.”

“Voting is a right for all citizens,” said Cathy Johnston, COHHIO’s OhioVOTES director. “This series helps clarify the process so that every eligible voter can participate in our democracy.”

The guides are available in English and Spanish and can be found on the League website (www.lwvo.org) and COHHIO’s OhioVOTES website (www.ohvotes.org).