National Voter Registration Day Effort Urges Voters at Risk of Being Purged to Register

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
September 23, 2019

CLEVELAND–On Tuesday, September 24, National Voter Registration Day, All Voting is Local, ACLU of Ohio, and the Midtown TechHive will call more than 800 Cuyahoga County voters at risk of being removed from the rolls and urge them to update their voter registrations.

Voting rights groups invited volunteers to call hundreds of voters whose registration has been flagged by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections because of inactivity. 

In Ohio, citizens who go six years without voting and fail to respond to confirmation letters could be removed from the registration rolls. So far this year, Ohio has removed hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls.

Earlier this month, voting rights groups launched a text campaign to urge more than 100,000 Ohioans to update their voter registrations to avoid being purged from the rolls.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24 at Noon-8 p.m. EST

WHERE: Midtown TechHive, 6815 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Volunteers will be calling voters throughout the day. Press interested in attending the event should RSVP to kelly@allvotingislocal.org

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All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org and follow us on Twitter @votingislocal.

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