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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

Events

Jail Voting Training

Event Info

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Whetstone Library
3909 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214 map


LWVMC, in partnership with the ACLU of Ohio, is organizing a training for individuals interested in learning about voting rights of detainees and how to assist individuals to access their right to vote while in jail.

Many people mistakenly believe they lose their right to vote while they are detained in jail or while they are awaiting trial. Anyone who is a resident of Ohio, not detained for a felony and meets other eligibility requirements can vote. This includes the thousands of Ohio residents currently detained in one of 72 county jails and who have not yet been convicted of a felony. Volunteers and advocacy groups can assist detainees with registering to vote by learning the strategies and tools for starting a jail voting initiative.

Please join us on Oct. 30 at 6:30pm to learn more about this initiative.

Read more: More info about voting while in jail