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Your Vote Can Create a Brighter Future for Ohio Children

This year’s election is critically important as Ohioans will vote for candidates for Governor, in Congress, state legislature, Ohio Supreme Court, county commissioners, county and city judges, city council, prosecutors, school boards, and more. Elected officials at every level of government will be responsible for making public policy decisions that will greatly impact the everyday lives of Ohio’s children and their future success. Together, we can elevate the importance of early childhood education and healthy development strategies as candidates are continuing to evolve their public policy agendas.

 

With federal, state, and local operating budgets looming in the near future, families and the early childhood infrastructure are at risk of losing even more due to budget cuts resulting from decreased revenues. The stakes are high and this is why we are rallying together early childhood advocates to get out and vote for young children. We must elect leaders who understand the crucial role our early childhood infrastructure plays in supporting the health, safety, and education of our most vulnerable.

 

What You Need TO DO AS A VOTER

1. Confirm Your Voter Registration
Verify your voter registration by following the prompts below. 

2. Check out BallotReady.org or Ballotpedia.org
Today’s candidate should be tomorrow’s champion for Ohio’s children and families. Visit ballotready.org or ballotpedia.org to:

  • See every candidate and referendum that will be on your personal ballot;

  • Learn about the candidates’ background and stances on the issues; and

  • Make informed decisions about who and what you will vote for.

3. Make a Plan to Vote and Encourage your Friends, Families, and Colleagues to do the Same
Electing policymakers who are committed to supporting young children is critical to advancing the policy you want to see. Having a plan for how and when you’ll cast your ballot can help. 

WHAT OHIO VOTERS ARE SAYING:

95% of Ohioans
believe it’s important

to make sure children get a
strong start in life through quality early learning programs.
62% of Ohioans
would be more likely

to vote for a candidate that champions high-quality early learning policies.

VOTER TOOLKIT

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HOW TO VOTE:
Click each step for details!
How to Vote
KEY ELECTION DATES:
Know the deadlines!
Key Election Dates

Deadline to register to vote. 

OCT 11
OCT 11

Absentee voting by mail begins.

 

In-person voting begins (check with your local Board of Elections for dates/times). 

OCT 12
OCT12

Absentee ballot requests must be received by your local county board of elections by noon on the third day before the election. 

NOV 5
NOV 5

Absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. 

NOV 7
NOV 7

Election Day! Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can also drop off your absentee ballot at your board of elections office until 7:30 p.m 

NOV 8
NOV 8
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
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Sample Messages to Share
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Young children continue to be a top priority to [YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME]. This is why during the upcoming election, we are encouraging our staff and families like yours to consider voting for children. We all must work together to bring attention to the critical need to provide our youngest learners with access to high-quality early childhood experiences and health care... 
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