Across the country, only 21 percent of environmentalists voted in the 2014 general election. In Ohio, this low voter turnout lead to a stalemate on the issues we all care about most like clean energy development, solving toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie, and defending our forests and parks from the oil and gas industry. But, this year, Ohioans have a chance to push the environmental movement forward and it starts with registering to vote.
This year’s general election will play an instrumental role in the future of Ohio’s democracy. With the promise of a new governor and all 99 Ohio House seats and 17 Ohio Senate seats open, plus on the federal side all 16 seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and a seat on the U.S. Senate up for grabs -- not to mention the 1,661 local issues that will be on ballots across the state -- it is critical that Ohio voters make their voices heard on the environment and elect officials and policies that make sense for our health and our safety.
To ensure that you will be eligible to vote this November, you must register by October 9, 2018. It is also important to check your registration to make sure your address information is up to date. Registration can be done online, by mail, or in person at your local Board of Elections office. Follow this link to register.
The OEC Action Fund PAC has endorsed a slate of candidates we believe will be champions for our environment but we can’t ensure they’ll win without your vote. So, register today to make sure you are eligible to cast your ballot this November!