I League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area

Your Vote Counts. Always.

Another election is around the corner. On November 6th, voters will choose Ohio’s Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Senators, Members of Congress, State Representatives, County Commissioner, County Auditor and Judges. Your vote matters. Now more than ever there is a need for the unbiased, nonpartisan services provided by the League of Women Voters.

The Institute for Civility in Government says civility is claiming and caring for one’s identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else’s in the process. It is about disagreeing without disrespect, and seeking common ground as a starting point for dialogue. Civility is a prerequisite for civic action, making sure that everyone’s voice is heard and nobody’s is ignored.

Don’t let the divisiveness of today’s political climate keep you from the polls. Look for our Voters Guide, available on 8 October 8. Note the following dates: 9 October – voter registration ends; 10 October – early in-person voting and voting by mail (absentee) begin. Voting Absentee? Check our Voter FAQ page or the Voters Guide for quick tips to ensure your ballot will count.

Redistricting Issue Passed

On 8 May, Ohioans passed Issue 1 on Redistricting by a three to one margin. Thank you to everyone who voted for this important measure. This Constitutional amendment reforms Ohio's congressional redistricting process to protect voters' interests. Issue 1 resulted from weeks of negotiations between the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition and leaders of both parties in the State Legislature proving that compromise in politics is still possible, when both sides are willing to make it happen. Learn in the video below how Issue 1 will change how congressional district lines are drawn and end gerrymandering.