2017 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award Nominations – Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award are now closed. open. Please use this form to submit your nomination.

The Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award recognizes the leadership of a Clermont County woman for her outstanding volunteer civic service in our community. The nominee must reside in Clermont County, Ohio and the activities for which the nominee is being recognized must be volunteer. Nominees should symbolize the leadership, energy, optimism and trust of the early suffragists. Women currently running for public office are not eligible for the Orpha Gatch Award. All nominees will be showcased and honored at the event.

Submissions must be RECEIVED on or before June 30, 2017.

Verify Your Vote

Verify your VoteVerify Your Vote

Last year, Ohio cancelled thousands of voter registrations for voters who have not voted in the last few elections.

You can check your registration online at MyOhioVote.com, VoterLookUp Ohio, or
call your local Board of Elections.

Clermont County Board of Elections: 513-732-7275.

Verify the Vote Outreach Program : call voters who may have been removed from the voter rolls incorrectly.  It is easy:

See Instructions Here:  CLICK HERE


VOTE. It’s Your Right

A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities

In time for the upcoming election season, a guide, “VOTE. It’s Your Right: A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities” has been released by the Bazelon Center, the National Disability Rights Network, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and law firm Schulte, Roth & Zabel. The guide lists key legal principles and focuses on four areas of concern: voter-competence requirements; state photo-ID laws; voter challenges; and providing help to voters with disabilities. The guide also includes a chart listing each state’s laws affecting the voting rights of people with mental disabilities. To see the guide, click hereGuide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities 2016.

Note: About last two pages:

Knowing your rights will help make sure you can vote. Take this piece of paper with you when you go to vote so you will know what your rights are. You can also show this to others if you run into any problems.

Candidates Roundtable Forum

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 pm at Holiday Inn Eastgate, I-275 & St Rt 32, 45245

Candidates will move from table to table for face to face conversations with citizens attending.  League moderators will facilitate the conversations.  100% of the contested candidates in the Ohio Legislature and the Commissioner race for Clermont have agreed to participate.

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Invited Candidates:
OH Supreme Court Justice Candidates, Rice and DeWine Race
OH Congressmen 2nd District,
OH State Reps for 65th and 66th Districts
OH Senate 14th District
County Commissioners (1 race is contested)

Chris Clingman from the Clermont County Park District will join the roundtable to discuss the Park Levy on the ballot county wide.

And there is more.. Uncontested Candidates have been invited for Introductions.

…. And we have also invited levy spokespersons to be introduced and bring literature on levy issues on local ballots, such as the Goshen Police Levy, the Stonelick Replacement Levy, the New Richmond Income Tax and the Bethel-Tate School District Levy. You can talk with them during built in break sessions.

Free to Public – no reservation required - but appreciated for planning click here

Learn about VOTE411.org and see candidates responses in our Online Voter Guide
Adopt a VOTE411.org YARD SIGN to display for future elections

A little civics information:
Learn about the Duties and Salaries of the Office with our handout available at the event. Pick up a Directory of Elected Officials Pamphlet – FREE.

Please join us for an informative event. The candidates have made themselves available, get informed before you cast your vote. You can learn about the candidates positions, but you can also learn about issues in your community from the questions others at your table are asking.

You might want to read the following before attending ( from our League Library):

HowtoJudgeCandidate-08   No Rigged Election Worries   How to Use Vote411