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Just like Ohio's civil justice system, elections help our country, state, and communities resolve differences, empowering the public with the ultimate decision making. Just as OAJ Members advocate for a fair civil justice system, we must be active participants in this election. OAJ votes count. OAJ votes matter. OAJ Votes is a new initiative to provide a centralized resource of tools for members to participate in the election, which includes informing and encouraging those within our social and professional networks to vote. There will be easy access to voter registration and address updating forms, directions, and forms for requesting an absentee ballot. Additionally, OAJ Votes will help members sign up to earn CLEs for working the election polls in their communities. Use these resources to share important information with your colleagues, staff, clients, friends, and family.
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On November 3, Ohioans who have not voted early will be voting in person at polling locations throughout Ohio. Due to the pandemic, your county Board of Elections may be facing a shortage of poll workers, possibly resulting in fewer, less convenient voting locations and long lines at the polls.
Sadly, this situation played out in Milwaukee during Wisconsin’s Primary Election, where the city reduced their polling locations from 180 to five, forcing people to stand in long lines for hours in the rain. As you can see, volunteer poll workers make election day run smoothly, and they are vitally needed this year.
This year, the Supreme Court of Ohio has approved a plan, at the request of Secretary of State Frank LaRose, to encourage attorneys to be volunteer poll workers on November 3. By completing your county’s training and working the polls the entire election day, you will earn up to 4 hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE).
Over 35,000 poll workers are needed on election day. Attorneys, like you, will be especially valuable at polling locations around the state.
- Sign up at your local county board of elections office or sign up online with the Ohio Secretary of State (https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/precinct-election-officials/peosignup/).
- Your county board will offer online and/or in-person training at times convenient to you.
- You will work Election Day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Board of Elections will keep you safe by socially distancing and providing you with PPE and sanitizer.
- The Board of Elections will pay you a stipend for your service.
- Best of all, the Ohio Supreme Court recognizes the importance of lawyer poll workers this year and you will get 4 hours of CLE for training and working at the polls.
Show Ohioans that trial lawyers care about democracy. Sign up to be a poll worker today.