State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) joined Toledo City Councilman Larry Sykes, Rev. James Willis of St. Paul Baptist Church in Toledo, and Anita Madison from the Toledo NAACP for a press conference Tuesday at the Lucas County Early Vote Center,where early voting for the Sept. 10 municipal election is currently underway.
“Every election is important and every vote matters,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “Complaining about government or the direction your community is heading on social media is not as effective as heading to your polling place and casting your ballot. I encourage all Toledo residents to make their voices heard Early Voting or on Election Day.”
During the press conference, Rep. Hicks-Hudson stressed the importance of voter participation and urged voters to check their registration status to see if they are at risk of being purged from the rolls as early as next week. Some 12,000 Lucas County voters, or 4 percent of all voters in the county, are slated to have their registrations canceled Sept. 6 for various reasons, including simply being inactive.
Lucas County Republican Party Chairman Mark Wagoner also spoke at the press conference.
The municipal election in Toledo will be held Sept. 10.