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League of Women Voters of Ohio

2-Part Panel Discussion

Access & Barriers to Voting: Where is Ohio now?



Join us for a 2-part series examining Ohio’s election system and its impact on voter access – what are the access points, where are the barriers, and how do Ohioans ensure their vote is counted.​

Hosted by League of Women Voters of Ohio, in partnership with Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, Common Cause, All Voting Is Local, A. Philip Randolph Institute, OhioVotes, and Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. 


Real Talk Leagues: LWV Hudson, LWV Greater Cleveland, LWV Akron Area, LWV Kent, LWV Canton Area, LWV Oberlin Area 

Understanding Ohio Elections: Access, Challenges, Rights

Monday, Sept 14, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm

OPENING SPEAKER: Dr. Deborah Turner, President, LWVUS

MODERATED BY: Jen Miller, Executive Director, LWV Ohio


  • Pooja Chaudhuri, Associate Counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

  • André Washington, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute of Ohio

  • Kayla S. Griffin, Ohio State Director, All Voting Is Local, Ohio

  • Terry L. Burton, Director, Wood County Board of Elections

Understanding Ohio Elections: Access, Challenges, Rights walks through the Ohio election process, details Ohio’s 3 options for voting, addresses challenges with in-person and mail-in voting, and offers best practices to ensure your vote counts. 

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Equitable Voter Access: The Long Road to Access – Are We There Yet?  

Monday, Sept 21, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm

OPENING SPEAKER:  Dr. Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, Professor of History, Kent State University

MODERATED BY:  Jocelyn L. Travis, Voter Services Chair, LWV Ohio; Organizing Mgr, Sierra Club


  • Lilly Cavanaugh, Executive Director, Latino Affairs Commission

  • Rev. Raymond Greene, Executive Director, The Freedom Bloc

  • Kevin Truitt, Legal Advocacy Director, Disability Rights Ohio

  • Kevin Walter, Advocacy & Community Outreach, International Institute of Akron

  • Maria Bruno, Civic Engagement Coord & Policy Analyst, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio 

Equitable Voter Access: The Long Road to Access – Are We There Yet? explores the long hard road for voter access within traditionally marginalized communities. What unique pathways have been cleared… what specific barriers remain… and how do we use the hard won victories of the past to propel us forward. 

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