House Democrats host August primary informational webinar
COLUMBUS —Yesterday, State Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick), Thomas West (D-Canton) and Bishara Addison (D-Shaker Heights) hosted an informational webinar to educate Ohioans about the upcoming August 2 primary. The webinar discussed the importance of the upcoming primary and how Ohioans can cast their vote for the August 2 election.
Ohioans are currently able to vote early in-person or by mail. Ohioans can also cast their ballot on Election Day, August 2, at their polling location from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voting hours, sample ballots, and polling locations can be found at voteohio.gov.
Additionally, Democrats shared several key facts for voting, including:
Many IDs work to vote in Ohio, even a driver’s license with an OLD address on it.
You don’t have to show ID to vote early in Ohio. Just providing the last 4 digits of your Social Security number is enough.
College students can register to vote at their dorm or campus address.
Ohio has Portable Voter Registration. That means you can vote and update your address at the same time as long as you’re registered to vote somewhere in Ohio.
Here’s what Democrats are saying about the importance of voting:
“Voting is your opportunity to make your voice heard on governmental issues. Your vote matters. You can mail in your ballot, vote early in person, or vote on Election Day,” said Rep. West.
“Our job as elected officials is to represent the public, but representative government is a two-way street. Let us know how we can work best for you by voting this election,” said Rep. Troy.
“I vote because I know my history. I know how many people sacrificed for me to be able to have a voice in my government. It is our duty as citizens to show up at the ballot box to make sure our elected representatives represent us and our values,” said Rep. Addison.
“Elections really do have consequences. The freedom to control your own body, to be yourself, and to live and work with security and dignity is on the ballot. The votes that you cast will ensure that your elected officials uphold these vital freedoms,” said Rep. Lightbody.