Statement originally published on March 17th, 2020.
Last night, Ohio’s State Officials were faced with a difficult choice, interrupt our democratic process or put communities at risk. Governor Mike DeWine recommended that Ohio’s primary election be postponed until June 2, 2020. After seeing judicial support for postponement, DeWine’s recommendation was struck down by Franklin County’s Judge Fraye. What ensued was a chaotic development of news – with the election being scheduled and rescheduled numerous times. As it now stands, Ohio’s primary election will be held June 2 and absentee mail-in ballots are recommended.
The situation is continually evolving, and we will do our best to keep everyone informed as things develop. Our utmost priority is to be responsible and accessible at this time. We will continue to share information on COVID-19 best practices for the safety of our community. We will also be working to keep our communities involved in the electoral process throughout this time.
Whether you are parents now responsible for full-time childcare, service industry workers without a job, small business owners weighing expenses, or someone going to the grocery store for limited supplies, we are all adapting to this together. In this challenging moment, we must hang onto our mutual desire to protect the safety and well-being of everyone in our community.
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