After reading our previous blog post on the importance of registering to vote, you went out and either registered to vote, or checked to make sure your registration is updated, right? Congratulations, registered voter! But now what?
Now comes the best part - making sure your voice is heard!
For Ohioans, early (or also called “absentee”) voting starts on October 10 and runs through November 5, the day before Election Day. There are two ways you can vote early: by mail or in person at your county board of elections’ office.
Early voting is easy to do, and the best part is you can have confidence knowing your voice will be heard at the ballot box without having to worry about something popping up in your busy life that makes you miss the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Absentee ballots are counted as soon as the polls close on Election Day, and are often the first results reported by a county.
And every vote matters! There have been local races decided by one vote or even by the luck of the draw. Don’t let issues like like clean energy development, solving toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie, and protecting our forests and parks come down to a single vote or tie.
Take that final step and vote early. Our OEC Action Fund PAC endorsed candidates and issues are counting on you to do your job at the polls so they can work to give all Ohioans a cleaner and healthier environment. But don’t just take our word for it - leading up to November 6th election, watch our social media to hear from the candidates in their own words about the importance of voting.