Rep. Lepore-Hagan, House Dems Recognize National Voter Registration Day
Urges Republican leadership to pass Dem-sponsored HB 560
 
 

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today recognized National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to encourage participation in this November’s election despite challenges caused by the pandemic and a failure by Republican state leaders to make this unprecedented election more accessible.


“Don’t let anyone discourage you from voting this year. Ignore the noise, check your voter registration, make a plan, and go vote! It is on us to do our part in making our state the very best,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan


House Democrats have repeatedly advocated for and introduced pro-voter legislation that would ensure anaccessible November election. State Representatives Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) announced in March the introduction of House Bill 560, a bill to improve voting and address challenges posed by the global pandemic. The bill is a strong contrast with the GOP’s HB 680, which would shorten the time for absentee votingand prevents the Secretary of State from providing return postage for absentee ballots.


Measures that are supported by House Democrats include:



  • Counting ballots postmarked by Election Day;



  • Protecting accessible in-person voting opportunities;



  • Greater access to voter registration.


Eligible Ohioans are encouraged to visit voteohio.gov to register or confirm their voter registration, find information on their polling location, sign up to be a poll worker, or to learn how to request and cast an absentee ballot.

 
 
 
  
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