Please read this article from the Secretary of State regarding the Primary
Excerpts from the article:
“Today my friends in the legislature did the right thing by extending deadlines and postponing requirements on everything from taxes to school testing, so it’s disappointing that they’ve instead chosen to significantly reduce the time provided for Ohio to bring this primary to a close.”
“THE LEGISLATURE’S PRIMARY ELECTION PLAN:
- The Ohio Secretary of State must design, print and mail approximately 7.8 million informational postcards to every registered Ohioan that explains to them how to obtain the form necessary to request an absentee ballot.
- Based on preliminary estimates from prospective vendors, it is expected that these postcards will reach registered voters in the second week of April.
- Voters who want to cast a ballot must then either print out an absentee ballot request form themselves or call their county board and ask for one to be sent to them.
- Voters must then affix their own postage and send the request to their county board of elections.
- Boards must then process the request, print the ballot and send it to the voter.
- Each voter must receive their ballot, cast their vote, and return the ballot in a postage-paid envelope, postmarked by April 27th.”
(LFC Comment: In our opinion, they should have been more direct and said that this is the only way that you can vote in the Primary Election.)
Here is a link to our previous post on information from the Lake County Election Board’s website.
They make is crystal clear:
“The 2020 Ohio Primary will be conducted by mail in absentee ballot.”
Now let’s take a look at what Governor DeWine has posted about House Bill 197 that just past dealing with the Coronavirus issue:
Excerpt from the article dated March 27, 2020:
“(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Waives state testing requirements for school children this year.
- Extends professional licenses for those who cannot get them renewed.
- Allows local governments to hold public meetings remotely and with transparency.
- Extends the income tax deadline to July 15, 2020.
- Extends absentee voting by mail until April 28, 2020.
- Provides funding for small businesses, such as day cares and services for the disabled.”
DO YOU SEE THE DISCREPANCY?
From the Governor’s summary would you know that the primary election will ONLY be done by absentee voting????
We sent the following email to Ross McDonald, Executive Director of the Lake County Election Board:
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7. The November General Election will be held on November 4, 2020, and the filing deadlines for political subdivisions to get their levy on the ballot is August 5, 2020.
(LFC Comments: We just cannot let this obvious fact go unnoticed. If a school levy fails to pass in the primary on 4/28, a school district will have the opportunity to file by May 6th to have their levy placed on the August 4th special election ballot!
When you have a very strong lobbying group, such as the public school lobby, (paid with taxpayer funds), you can influence a lot of legislators in the State legislature to get your preferred primary election date to meet your overall agenda. Special elections historically have low turnouts, and therefore the school district has a better chance of passing their levy.
You may think we are cynical, but that does not mean we are not right.)