New Richmond Village Council Forum Video

The League of Women Voters Clermont County was proud to moderate the forum for the candidates for New Richmond Village Council, hosted by the New Richmond Business Association. There are nine candidates running for four available seats; the six who attended are: Mary G. Allen, Mints Colvin, Amanda Davidson, Karey Herrin, Gary Skeene, and Melanie Slade.

New Richmond Village Council candidate forum, Oct. 12, 2017 (part 1 of 5)———-The League of Women Voters Clermont County was proud to moderate the forum for the candidates for New Richmond Village Council, hosted by the New Richmond Business Association. There are nine candidates running for four available seats; the six who attended are: Mary G. Allen, Mints Colvin, Amanda Davidson, Karey Herrin, Gary Skeene, and Melanie Slade.

Posted by League of Women Voters Clermont County on Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Richmond Village Council candidate forum, Oct. 12, 2017 (part 2 of 5)———-The League of Women Voters Clermont County was proud to moderate the forum for the candidates for New Richmond Village Council, hosted by the New Richmond Business Association. There are nine candidates running for four available seats; the six who attended are: Mary G. Allen, Mints Colvin, Amanda Davidson, Karey Herrin, Gary Skeene, and Melanie Slade.

Posted by League of Women Voters Clermont County on Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Richmond Village Council candidate forum, Oct. 12, 2017 (part 3 of 5)———-The League of Women Voters Clermont County was proud to moderate the forum for the candidates for New Richmond Village Council, hosted by the New Richmond Business Association. There are nine candidates running for four available seats; the six who attended are: Mary G. Allen, Mints Colvin, Amanda Davidson, Karey Herrin, Gary Skeene, and Melanie Slade.

Posted by League of Women Voters Clermont County on Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Richmond Village Council candidate forum, Oct. 12, 2017 (part 4 of 5)———-The League of Women Voters Clermont County was proud to moderate the forum for the candidates for New Richmond Village Council, hosted by the New Richmond Business Association. There are nine candidates running for four available seats; the six who attended are: Mary G. Allen, Mints Colvin, Amanda Davidson, Karey Herrin, Gary Skeene, and Melanie Slade.

Posted by League of Women Voters Clermont County on Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Richmond Village Council candidate forum, Oct. 12, 2017 (part 5 of 5)———-The League of Women Voters Clermont County was proud to moderate the forum for the candidates for New Richmond Village Council, hosted by the New Richmond Business Association. There are nine candidates running for four available seats; the six who attended are: Mary G. Allen, Mints Colvin, Amanda Davidson, Karey Herrin, Gary Skeene, and Melanie Slade.

Posted by League of Women Voters Clermont County on Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

October Voter Forums

The League of Women Voters Clermont County is pleased to announce that we will be holding four election forums in the month of October. You are invited to come hear from your local candidates.

October 12, New Richmond Village Council Forum, 7 PM at the New Richmond Elementary School Gym.

October 17, Bethel School Board Candidate Forum, 7 PM at the Grant Career Center.

October 18, Milford City Council Candidate Forum, 7 PM at the Milford Council Chambers.

October 25th, Pierce Township Trustees Candidate Forum, 7 PM at the Legendary Run Golf Clubhouse.

Stay tuned for more details.

National Voter Registration Day Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 25, 2017
Contacts:
Carrie Davis, League of Women Voters of Ohio, 614-469-1505
Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio, (w) 614-441-9145 or (c) 614-579-5509
Advocates Leverage New Online Registration System for National Voter Registration Day
Ohio voter rights advocates will observe National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 26 by promoting a new option that makes it faster and easier than ever to participate in the democratic process – online voter registration.
“This year has seen a big surge in political engagement, from the Women’s March in January to people calling their legislators on issues of concern. All of that is wonderful to see, but those people need to vote to have their voices heard too. Voter registration is the first step,” said Carrie Davis, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. “Ohio’s new online voter registration system makes it easier for people to join their fellow Ohioans and make their voices heard.”
Following dozens of states that implemented online voter registration as a secure and efficient way to encourage civic participation, state lawmakers finally approved legislation last year allowing Ohio to follow suit, but delayed implementation until 2017. Previously, Ohioans could update their voter registration information online, but were not able to register for the first time.
Online voter registration is available through the Ohio Secretary of State’s website: www.MyOhioVote.com . The system also allows voters to check their voter registration to make sure it’s still valid and update their information to ensure they can vote in the 2017 election.
The online registration system is especially helpful to groups that are conducting voter registration efforts in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on September 26, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register as many eligible voters as possible.
“Ohioans now have a choice of how to register to vote in Ohio, and that makes it even easier for community organizations helping their neighbors get ready to vote,” said Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio. “In addition to the traditional paper registration forms, many voter registration drives will have smart phones, tablets and computers available for voters who prefer the online process.”
While online voter registration is an important step toward modernizing Ohio’s elections process, the system still has some limitations. For example, one must have a driver’s license or state-issued identification card in order to register online, otherwise they will need to submit a paper form to their county board of elections.
“We’re asking the state legislature open up online voter registration to the estimated 300,000 Ohioans who lack BMV-issued ID to ensure every eligible Ohio citizen can participate in our democracy,” said Camille Wimbish of the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition. “We’d also love to see Ohio added to the growing list of states with automatic registration of eligible voters. While other states are starting to automatically register all of their eligible residents, Ohio still has these unnecessary barriers to registration that mean our voters aren’t given the same chances as voters in other states – Ohio voters deserve those same opportunities.”
The state’s online registration system does make it easy for voters to make sure their registration is still valid, which is especially important because the state has purged thousands of voters from the registration rolls. The state’s practice of purging voters who haven’t voted in recent years is currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. But voters don’t have to wait for the court to rule; they can take control today by updating their registration quickly and easily online.
National Voter Registration Day, which was founded in 2012, has become an effective nonpartisan campaign to register tens of thousands of eligible voters nationwide on one single day through neighborhood events and online outreach. During the week of Sept. 26, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Ohio Voice, Common Cause and Ohio Votes are helping to coordinate local voter registration efforts throughout the state.

 

 

 

Candidates Roundtable Forum

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

SPEED – DATING with the CANDIDATES
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