Voters Guide Now Available
The Voters Guide for the upcoming general election is now available. Download your copy using the link on this page, look for it in the Dayton Daily News, or pick up a paper copy at one of our local libraries or businesses. The Spanish version will be posted shortly.
Voter registration rate increase
According to data posted on the Ohio Secretary of State website on 28 September, voter registration rates have increased by 2 percent since November 2016. Over 8 million people are now registered to vote in Ohio, a number expected to rise substantially after inclusion of registrations collected after that date, especially on National Voter Registration Day. Thanks to the many League volunteers who have been tirelessly registering voters across the state at venues from fairs and supermarkets, to houses of worship, community centers, high schools, and university campuses. Despite the encouraging numbers, we still need to increase registration among the 18-24 age group.
So now that you are registered, make sure to get out and vote - and bring a friend!
Dayton Area League members registering voters in August.
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.
8 Oct: Board meeting, 5:45 pm, League Office.
9 Oct: Candidates Forum: Greene Cty, 7:00 pm, Beavercreeek Fire Station, Dayton-Xenia Rd.
10 Oct: Candidates Forum: All Montgomery Cty candidates, 6:30 pm, Jewish Community Ctr, Centerville.
18 Oct: No Small Matter free screening, 7 pm, NEON Theater, downtown Dayton.
23 Oct: Patterson, Politics, and Petticoats, 6:00 pm, Carillon Park Brewery.
"The political tactics of division and slander are not our values. They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country.”