PHOENIX – Arizona elections officials, public health experts, and advocacy organizations urged the Arizona governor, secretary of state, and legislature to ensure safe and secure elections this fall, including providing every registered voter with their ballot by mail, while preserving safe in-person voting options.
MEDIA ADVISORY-Advocates Call on Arizona Officials for Safe, Meaningful Options to Expand Access to the Ballot
On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. MST/AZ, Arizona elections officials, public health experts, and advocacy organizations will hold a press briefing to discuss why the Arizona governor, secretary of state, and legislature must ensure safe and secure elections this fall, including providing every registered voter with their ballot by mail, while preserving meaningful in-person voting options.
CLEVELAND - Voting rights advocates urged Ohio election officials to improve the state’s flawed vote by mail system to ensure fair and safe 2020 elections -- particularly in light of Ohio’s upcoming election on April 28th which will be conducted almost entirely by mail, due to COVID-19 concerns. In today’s telephone press briefing, advocates from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, All Voting is Local, and local voting rights organizations warned that voters may be disenfranchised unless Ohio lawmakers and election officials act now for future elections.
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.
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.
Ohio University students and city of Athens residents are understandably concerned about the potential relocation of the Board of Elections from the city center (“Officials still considering elections board move,” Jan. 13, 2019).