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Guest Column from State Rep. Scott Lipps: Importance of Exercising the Right to Vote

October 26, 2018
P. Scott Lipps News

We have the opportunity to give our opinion and provide a personal say in the future of our state and our country through voting. It is each citizen’s chance to give tangible support for the candidates that best represent his or her views. This right, the right to vote, is one of the most powerful freedoms we hold as Americans.

With that said, it is important to be aware of the many helpful resources available online at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, which can be found at In keeping with the times, tasks Ohioans can now complete online include registering to vote, changing the address of a registered voter, and checking voter status to be sure they are still registered. Other sections of the site provide information on polling locations, sample ballots, and candidate data.

From local to state or nationwide elections, I want to encourage each and every Ohioan, regardless of party standing, to take to the polls for any election, big or small. The American people who fought for equal voting rights for decades would ask you to do the same.