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April 3, 2018 / voting

Voting Update:

DRO releases voting rights report to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Committee

The Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is continuing its study of voting rights in Ohio. At the Committee's first meeting, DRO Director of Advocacy Kerstin Sjoberg-Witt spoke about the most pressing concerns impacting Ohio voters with disabilities. Her presentation has now been outlined in a new report, Voting in Ohio: A Disability Rights Perspective.

New Committee Meetings Scheduled

The Committee has now announced dates for two additional meetings on Friday, April 13 and Monday, May 14. At the end of each meeting, the public is invited to share their voting stories, as time allows. The participation information for the meetings can be found below. To see and hear the meetings, you must connect to both the visual feed online and the audio feed by phone.

Dates: 10 a.m. Friday, April 13 and 11 a.m., Monday, May 14

Public Call-In Number: 877-719-9795; Conference ID: 1067599

Federal Relay Service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 800-877-8339 and provide the call-in number and conference ID

You can also submit written comments within 30 days of the meetings:

By mail:
Midwestern Regional Office
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410
Chicago, IL 60615

Fax: 312-353-8324
Email: Carolyn Allen, callen@usccr.gov

The Ohio Committee will be issuing a report to the Commission after all testimony has been received.

Reminder: Register to Vote by Monday, April 9

Ohio's Primary Election is Tuesday, May 8. The deadline to register to vote in that election is Monday, April 9. You can even register online! Get the details on our website.

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