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The May primary election is exciting this year, and we encourage voters to turn out and have their voices heard. Ohioans will vote on State Issue 1, a proposal to end the ultra-partisan gerrymandering of Congressional districts. In Hamilton County, two levies will be on the ballot - a renewal levy for the zoo and an increased levy for the County library system. In addition, some smaller jurisdictions in the county will have local issues on the ballot.

When you vote in this primary election, you will be asked whether you want a Republican or Democrat ballot. The ballot you choose will include the candidates seeking to represent that party in the General Election in November, as well as precinct candidates for the Party Central Committee. If you choose not to identify as either a Republican or Democrat, you can ask for an Issues Only Ballot. That short ballot will allow you to vote on Ohio Issue 1 and the local levies and issues.

For League of Women Voters, information on primary candidates go online to The newsprint Voter Guide is published only in November for the general election.

Important dates:

  • April 9 - Deadline to register to vote in the May election
  • April 10 - Early voting begins. Absentee ballots can be mailed or go in person to the Board of Elections office, 4700 Smith Rd., Norwood
  • May 8 - Election Day, polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Vote Yes on Ohio Issue 1

The League of Women Voters supports Issue 1 on the May ballot. It will reform how Ohio draws Congressional districts and end the manipulation of districts called gerrymandering. League volunteers are working hard to get the word out to VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1. Bette Evanshine is coordinating our campaign. What can you do to help?

  • Vote for Issue 1 in the May election.
  • Tell your family and friends that the League supports Issue 1 and encourage them to vote yes. (You may need to encourage them just to vote. Turnout is usually very small in the primary.)
  • Promote Issue 1 on social media.
  • Pass out flyers at the Board of Elections where people vote early and at the polls on election day.
  • Distribute flyers on Issue 1 in your neighborhood.
  • Volunteer for a phone bank or to write postcards.

There are lots of opportunities to help the campaign. Contact Bette Evanshine or the League office to learn the details. But do it now; early voting starts April 10. We have a little over a month to get out the word.

The League and the AKA Sorority jointly sponsored a forum to encourage voting in May primary. Catherine Turcer of Common Cause explained why we should vote Yes on Issue 1 from redistricting reform.

Need to know more? Check out the website,

LWVCA Annual Dinner Meeting - May 17th

The Workbook all League member recently received in the mail is the official notice of the Annual Meeting on May 17. The dinner meeting will be in the Social Hall the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church. Please register here or return the RSVP form as soon as possible. Registration and social time starts at 5:15 p.m. The dinner is $20 or you are welcome to come at 7:00 for the program only.

At the Annual Meeting, members elect officers, approve a budget, and consider local positions. It is also a time to share a meal together and get to know each other. Please join us.


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