A Primary…..And A Pandemic

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a leader in the national response on preparedness for the Coronavirus Pandemic, ordered that the Ohio Election Primary scheduled for March 17th be extended to April 28th in the form of Vote-by-Mail Ballots. 

Over the last few weeks, we have been inundated with daily updates regarding the heartbreaking effect that this silent enemy, COVID 19, is having on our communities. The black community, in particular, has been disproportionately affected, especially due to underlying diseases that have plagued our families for years. 

What we haven’t seen enough of is detailed informationon how to vote in this extended primary and emphasis on the two-step process involved: you must REQUEST a ballot from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, and then you must RETURN the ballot before April 28th. We want to spotlight this important information and make sure everyone has an opportunity to get their vote counted. Our community has been plagued for far too long by voter suppression and inequity in access, and this is something we must fiercely advocate for. 

Your vote matters – be sure to get your request in and return your ballot by April 28th. 

Be sure to request your ballot: Our community has been plagued for far too long by voter suppression and inequity in access, and this is something we must fiercely advocate for. #PrimaryElection Click To Tweet

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