Media / March 12, 2020

cleveland.com: Advocates launching text campaign to reach Ohio voters whose polling places were moved over coronavirus concerns

Mike Brickner, the Ohio director for All Voting is Local, says his group wants the voters to know where their new polling places will be. They plan to send the texts on Monday, directing recipients to check out the Secretary of State’s website, which has a designated coronavirus section — www.ohiosos.gov/coronafacts — that includes up-to-date information about polling locations.

Media / March 10, 2020

The Guardian: Election officials rush to make changes to address coronavirus concerns

That might not be enough, said Mike Brickner, the director of the Ohio chapter of All Voting is Local, an advocacy group. “Obviously this is pretty short notice and voters may not know that their polling location has moved and may not get that postcard in the mail, or see it, or read it,” he said. He urged election officials to go the “extra mile” and said his group plans to text voters affected by the change.

Media / September 9, 2019

Cleveland.com: Why using Ohio BMV list to register voters misses many: far fewer young people drive

Two leading advocates for increasing voter registration in Ohio - Jen Miller, executive director of the Ohio League of Women Voters, and Mike Brickner, Ohio director for All Voting is Local - said the mailing was a solid effort to attract more voters, yet both pointed out that many people will be missed.

Media / September 6, 2019

Akron Beacon Journal: Thousands saved from Ohio’s purge of inactive voter registrations

Mike Brickner, Ohio director for All Voting is Local, said his organization supported LaRose’s decision to extend exemptions for some registrations on the purge list but that they do not resolve “systemic issues with ways that the boards of elections are conducting their purges, how they’re identifying voters for purges and how they’re working with vendors to identify who should be on this purge list.”

Media, State News / May 30, 2019

Advocacy group says too many provisional ballots cast in Franklin County

More voters in Franklin County cast provisional ballots in November 2018 after their eligibility was questioned, and more of those votes were tossed before the final counts, compared with Ohio’s other 87 counties, according to an analysis released Thursday by a voter advocacy group.

Media / February 6, 2019

Mitch McConnell Attacks the Volunteer Backbone of Elections

The country is in desperate need of more volunteer poll workers, who spend 14- to 15-hour days making sure people can exercise their right to vote. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is claiming Democrats’ effort to get more federal workers to help is actually a corrupt scheme to steal elections.