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.
CLEVELAND - On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local will host a telephone press briefing with Ohio voting rights organizations to discuss the voter advocacy work taking place in advance of the state’s rescheduled primary election. The conversation will also cover what Ohio’s election officials need to do to ensure that all voters are heard through the ballot, now and in November. Ohio’s election was moved from March 17 to April 28 over concerns about COVID-19. The election will also now be held almost entirely by mail
Civil Rights Groups Announces “Turn Up Tuesdays” to Mobilize Communities to Fight for The Right to Vote
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote, launched Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action to mobilize voters and urge officials to ensure fair and safe elections in 2020. Kicking off in Ohio on Tuesday, April 14th, Turn Up Tuesday is dedicated to ensuring that the election process in upcoming primaries does not encounter the disarray that voters experienced in Wisconsin’s election on April 7th. Ohio’s primary election is currently scheduled for April 28, after a postponement in response to COVID-19 concerns.
All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director Shauntay Nelson issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s order, which reversed a lower court’s ruling that extended the deadline for voters to submit absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April 7 election and presidential preference primary:
PHOENIX – All Voting is Local - Arizona and Arizona Advocacy Network released the following joint statement in response to Arizona SB1077—a bill that would move the state to all mail voting. The groups urged state lawmakers to consult Native American leaders before approving such a significant change to how Arizonans cast their ballots.
Florida Officials Must Provide Updated Polling Place Information, Safety Precautions to Voters Before March 17 Primary
TALLAHASSEE--All Voting is Local Florida and the League of Women Voters of Florida urge Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to immediately post online accurate, up-to-date information about widespread polling place closures statewide and list all safety precautions taken to protect public health, before tomorrow’s primary election.