Ohio’s primary elections are Tuesday! Take 5 minutes to make a plan for casting your ballot. Ask yourself these questions:
When are you voting?
Early voting is still an option if May 8 isn’t a good day for you.
For future reference: you can also vote from home! But the deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election in which you want to vote, so I’m late to the party on this info, for this Ohio election.
If you’re voting on election day, Ohio polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where are you voting?
This depends on whether you’re voting early or on election day.
How are you getting there?
Your polling place is probably in biking distance if not walking. Get some movement in and make the errand extra enjoyable.
Is everyone on the same page?
Could you and your roommate will go together? Accountability buddies aren’t just work workouts. Is childcare arranged? You can take your kids to the polling places, so maybe someone just needs as heads up that they’ll be late. Check your office calendar to be sure you have plenty of time to get back to work in case of a line.
How will you vote?
The copy on the ballot is often not enough context to make an informed decision. Check out a sample ballot and do some research so you don’t show up and play eenie-meenie-miney-mo.
All of the info you need to make your game plan for the Ohio Primaries is at https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/
If you’re not in Ohio, a google search will get you there. The Secretary of State’s website should also be your starting place.