Sep 1, 2020

2020 Election

A woman with red hair stands next to an accessible voting machine
The 2020 election is important, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. On a national level, voters will decide who is president and who represents Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Voters will also elect state representatives and state senators to the Ohio Legislature. Locally we have many countywide positions up in the election, including Hamilton County commissioners, sheriff, and clerk of courts.

If you need to register to vote or update your registration, visit the Hamilton County Board of Elections website. The deadline to register to vote in the November general election is Oct. 5. Early voting begins Oct. 6, and you can request an absentee ballot until Oct. 31. Click here to request an absentee ballot.

Advocate Diana Mairose, who is on the Board of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), sat down with Hamilton County Board of Elections Director Sherry Poland to discuss voting rights and accessibility. You can watch the interview, which was filmed in February, below.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Cincinnati Museum Center has a special exhibition to commemorate this anniversary called An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote. The exhibit also addresses the larger pursuit for universal suffrage in the face of racial discrimination, age barriers, and the disenfranchisement of felons and chronicles efforts such as the Civil Rights movement that work to ensure all citizens have a voice in their own government. 

It's open now until Sept. 27.
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