Get out and vote! Today is Ohio's primary election day and we've compiled a few resources that may be helpful to you as you head out to the polls.
Voter411.org is a site created by the League of Women Voters Education Fund that provides polling place information and detailed data about the candidates and races you are eligible to vote for based on your address. It's a good nonpartisan resource to use to educate yourself about what you'll see on the ballot before you hit the polls.
Judicial Votes Count is a site that provides information about Ohio judicial races with links to the candidates' resumes. As we mentioned in February, the website is a nonpartisan, informative blog that describes judicial races in every Ohio county. It's the product of a collaboration between Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, the Bliss Institute at the University of Akron, the Ohio State Bar Association, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association, and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters.
The Ohio Secretary of State's website also has links to useful information about where and how you can vote. Their site allows you to check your registration status and locate your polling place by linking to your local board of elections site. You can also view your sample ballot there. The site also provides information about the voting rights of 17-year-olds. Under a recent court order, overruling a directive by Secretary Husted, individuals who are now 17, but will be 18 on or before November 8, 2016, may vote in Ohio's presidential primary. There are still some restrictions for these voters in other races that Husted's newest directive on the issue describes in detail.
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