FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2020
Contacts: Jen Miller, ; 614-563-9543
LWV Ohio Director Jen Miller Comments on Ohio Election Process
COLUMBUS – “While we are disappointed in the chaotic process that we saw unfold over the last few days, we do agree with the outcome: it is not safe or practical to hold the primary election tomorrow. The League of Women Voters of Ohio is committed to supporting voters and poll workers in making sure the primary election is safe, secure, and accessible for all Ohioans. We will work with the Secretary of State, local boards of election, and our state-wide volunteers to make sure voters are prepared to participate in elections this year.
“Postponing an election is never ideal, but the health and safety of the public is paramount during this coronavirus outbreak. Ohio’s election laws do not contemplate how to run an election during a global pandemic, and voters should not have to choose between their health and participating in democracy.
"In addition to supporting voters and poll workers during this primary, we will be advocating for changes to Ohio's absentee ballot process and other election reforms.”