People Power Action Event

Jail Voting Training


ACLU of Ohio

4506 Chester Ave

Cleveland, OH 44103

Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 28, 6 p.m.


Chynna Baldwin

Attendee count:

39 attendees

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      Event Description:

      Did you know many individuals detained in jails have the right to vote? In Ohio, people only lose the right to vote while incarcerated after they have been convicted of a felony.

      So while citizens awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor can cast a ballot, few are able to simply because jail officials do not have voting programs that encourage people to exercise their right to vote. In fact, at any given time, roughly 750,000 Americans in jails are legally allowed to cast ballots.

      Join All Voting is Local and the ACLU of Ohio for a training to learn how to help register voters in Ohio's jails.

      At this training you will learn:
      · How jails work: how they are run, and how they are different from prisons
      · How to help voters register and request an absentee ballot
      · How to build an effective volunteer team

      Refreshments provided.