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Monday, November 6

Voter ID – Easy as 1, 2, 3

Here is an authoritative summary of voter ID rules under the consent order. This is available in .PDF format here:

1. Bring ID to the polls if you can. It will get you a regular ballot and make it easier to vote.

2. Also bring the last four digits of your social security number to the polls. If your ID is not accepted, you can use these numbers to cast your vote.

3. Remember that if you don’t have ID, you still have a right to vote a provisional ballot. Don’t accept no for an answer.

4. If any election official tries to keep you from voting, call 1­-888-DEM-­VOTE.

If you do not have ID, or forget your ID on Election Day, you can vote with a provisional ballot.

  • If you can tell the poll worker the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, then your provisional ballot should be counted.

  • If you do not give the poll worker the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, then you must bring ID or your SSN to the county Board of Elections office by November 17 so that your provisional ballot will be counted.
What ID do you need to vote?

You need ONE form of ID to vote a regular ballot.

But a lot of things count as ID. If you bring any ONE of these to the polls on Election Day, you have a right to cast a regular ballot:

  • A valid Ohio Driver’s License (even with an old address,it counts).

  • A valid state issued photo ID (even with an old address, it counts).

  • A utility bill (or copy) dated after 11/7/05 with your name and current address, including water, gas, electric, cable, internet­ service, phone, and cell­phone bills.

  • A bank statement (or copy) dated after 11/7/05 with your name and current address.

  • A government check (or copy) dated after 11/7/05 with your name and current address.

  • A paycheck (or copy) dated after 11/7/05 with your name and current address.

  • A government document (or copy) dated after 11/7/05 with your name and current address, including documents from a public college or university, or a court.
What doesn’t count as ID? Your voter ­registration card or any other mailings from your county Board of Elections CANNOT be used as ID.

2 Comments:

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irony: I apparently cannot use my United States Passport! It lacks a street address!

 
At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm printing this up and taking it with me to Dem Headquarters tomorrow where I will be answering the phones all day with calls, no doubt, about problems at the polls. ID will be at the top of the list.

 

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