Voting in the crucial mid-term election begins on October 10, and a great deal is on the line! Will Democrats retake the House of Representatives? A vote for Danny O’Connor can help reach this goal. It’s important, too, that Senator Sherrod Brown retain his seat in the Upper Chamber in Washington. Richard Cordray can become Ohio governor, and there are other state and local candidates that need your vote. The complete Democratic slate card is available for download our website or for viewing here.
Information on Early Voting can be found on our DelaDems website. Here is a summary.
First, check your registration status. Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? If you’ve skipped several elections in the past few years, your registration may have lapsed. Go to the DelaDems website to check your registration status. Deadline to register is October 9.
Second, decide NOW to vote early. You have several options.
In-person early voting begins October 10 and continues up to 2:00 p.m. November 5. Currently the only Early Voting location in Delaware County is the Delaware County Board of Elections, 2079 U.S. Hwy 23 N, Delaware, OH 43015 (in the same building as the BMV).
A mail-in absentee ballot is a convenient way to vote. If you are a registered voter, you should have received an application for an absentee ballot from the Ohio Secretary of State in early September. If you overlooked that envelope, you can download, print, and fill in the application from the DelaDems website. If you choose this method, pay attention to the instructions for mailing in your application. You can also track your application on the DelaDems website. Make sure to fill-out and send in your ballot as soon as it is received to make sure your vote will count.
By voting early in person or by mail, you can avoid last-minute obstacles to casting your vote, like weather, family concerns, a cold or flu. Still, you may want to be there on election day. Check our website to confirm the location of your polling location. Local polling places sometimes change.
If you wait to vote on election day and don’t have a way to get to your polling place on your own, the Delaware County Democratic Party offers a Ride-to-the-Polls service. Please go to this link to request a ride: Ride to the Polls
There are many reasons to get exciting about this year’s mid-term election and to make sure your voice is heard.