Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes the elimination of in-person polling place voting for the 2020 primary election. The General Assembly has set April 28th as the final day of the 2020 Primary Election. Voting by mail has been extended through April 28, 2020. You must submit an absentee vote-by-mail application by 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 25, 2020 to receive a ballot in the mail. The extension is only for voters who have not yet cast a ballot in the 2020 Primary Election.
⇒⇒ All Absentee Ballot applications must be hand delivered or sent by mail.
⇒⇒ In order to download the application you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
⇒⇒ When you download this application, please print it, complete the application, sign it, and return it to:
Clermont County Board of Elections
76 S. Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103
⇒⇒ Contact the Board of Elections to request an application:
⇒⇒ By phone: 513 732-7275
⇒⇒ By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any qualified elector may vote by absentee ballot.
The office of the Clermont County Board of Elections is open by appointment only.
Primary election absentee ballot applications must be received not later than noon on April 25, 2020.
April 25, 2020 – 12:00 noon – deadline to deliver absentee ballot applications to the Board of Elections
April 27, 2020 – voted ballots must be postmarked by this date
April 28, 2020 – 7:30 pm – deadline to drop off voted ballots to the Board of Elections office
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY 2020 ENDORSEMENTS AND REMEMBER TO WRITE IN JEFF RICHARDS FOR COMMISSIONER
OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY 2020 CANDIDATE ONLINE TRAINING
Ohio Dems are moving our campaign operations online! Sign up for this digital organizing training to learn how to engage voters virtually, specifically for candidates!
When: Wednesday April 8th, 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Link to sign up: https://www.mobilize.us/ohdems/event/266066/
Please be ready with a fully charged phone, and download the Reach-Progressive Canvassing App!
This effort is part of our Project Battleground: Ohio which builds the volunteer teams that will put in the work to flip Ohio blue in 2020!
Please note- This training is ONLY for 2020 candidates.
Below is a list of Clermont County Democrat related meetings and events that we are aware of that have been cancelled or postponed. Please remember that this is temporary. We can look forward to things getting back to normal. We will get through this!
|West Clermont Democratic Club||April 13, 2020||Cancelled|
|CCDP Executive and Central Comm. Mtgs.||April 23, 2020||Cancelled|
|Golden Donkey Dinner||April 25, 2020||Postponed|
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
As you know, the pandemic has only gotten worse, as has the disruption to normal life. Politics may seem superficial in these trying times. However, it is primarily politicians, from the White House to the Statehouse, who are deciding how we collectively respond to this crisis. Nothing can show more clearly than the Covid-19 crisis that who we put in positions of power in government matters, a lot. Read more.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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The novel coronavirus has leveled the American economy and has businesses of all sizes tightening their belts. Much of that pain is getting passed on to workers as businesses are forced to close because of public health orders or cut costs through layoffs and furloughs. Here’s everything you need to know if you’ve lost your job or been furloughed because of the spread of covid-19. Read more.
Donald Trump wants you to think that the coronavirus is cratering the U.S. economy, and we all just have to go back to work to save it. If a few million Americans fall ill and die, it’s a small price to pay for economic prosperity. That’s a shameful lie! Read more.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — On March 14, Matt Vaughan, a top executive at Battelle, the Columbus science and technology firm, was working late on a Saturday when he got an email from a colleague. A Battelle engineer, Kevin Hommema, said his wife, a doctor at a Columbus hospital, was worried about a shortage of protective masks in light of the coronavirus pandemic. He said the problem could be addressed using technology Battelle had developed a few years before to disinfect and re-use masks exactly for that reason, but never scaled up for use. Read more.
After getting pushback from members of Congress over a requirement that Social Security recipients file abbreviated tax returns to receive their coronavirus stimulus payments from the federal government, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dropped the requirement on Wednesday evening. Read more.
The Clermont County Commissioners met on April 1 to discuss COVID-19, as well as to issue reassurances to the citizens of the county. In a show of the times, Ed Humphrey teleconferenced into the meeting, and viewers watched the meeting via Facebook Live.
Pam Haverkos, director of the county Emergency Management Agency, and Julianne Nesbit, health commissioner for Clermont County Public Health, gave updates on the COVID-19 issue. Read more.
Our lives have been turned upside down. We are doing our best to “stay at home” and be safe. Some are homeschooling. Some are working from home. Some have lost their jobs. Some are bravely putting their lives on the line to care for victims of this insidious virus. Some are bravely stocking the grocery shelves and delivering food. Where ever you are in this crisis remember there is help. Below are some helpful resources to guide you through.
As the saying goes: “Necessity is the mother of invention” We have to be creative and innovative and resilient. We will get through this.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly offers these recommendations for coping with anxiety related to the COVID-19 outbreak: Remember that distress, anxiety, fear, and strong emotions are normal in times of distress or crisis. Remind yourself and others that these feelings will fade. Read more.
In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. The government has the right to enforce federal and state laws related to public health if people within the country get sick with highly contagious diseases that have the potential to develop into outbreaks or pandemics. Read more.
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
Editors Note: Click on the logo at the top left of the page to access specific teaching tools for educators and families. Read more.
OHIO CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
Get the latest information on COVID-19 in Ohio at coronavirus.ohio.gov. If you have any questions, please call the Ohio Department of Health hotline between 9:00 am – 8:00 pm at 1-833-427-5634.
If you are out of work because of the coronavirus, please visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm for information on how to access unemployment insurance benefits.
Join or renew your Clermont County Donkey Club membership.
There are many different levels of membership to fit your budget.
Dime A Day: $36.50
Your membership will help us continue to build the Democratic Party in Clermont County, support our Democratic candidates and fund our outreach to voters. Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution we appreciate your support. #VoteBlue
You may join by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
Click the button below to join the Donkey Club today!
Below is a listing of our Democratic groups in Clermont County and their meeting dates. Right now a lot of upcoming meetings are cancelled due to the Ohio Stay At Home Order. The cancellations we are aware of are listed at the top of this newsletter. Remember this is temporary. We will get through this! We will keep you posted as events evolve.
|Quin-T Democrat Club
First Thursday of every month, 7:30 PM
Green Kayak Grille and Pub
200 Front Street
New Richmond, Ohio 45157
|Loveland Action Team (LAT)
First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM
Loveland Historical Society Museum
201 Riverside Avenue
Loveland, Ohio 45140
|West Clermont Democrats
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 PM
714 Lila Ave
Milford, OH 45150
|Clermont County Young Democrats
Third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 PM
Eastgate Jungle Jim’s bar area
4450 Eastgate S Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
|The Goshen Democratic Club
Third Thursday every other month, 6:00 PM
A Music Cafe
1513 Ohio 28
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Third Monday of every month, 6:30 PM
El Rancho Grande Eastgate
4476 Glen Este Withamsville Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45245
ATTEND CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETINGS
Meetings are open to the public.
Everyone is welcome.
6 PM, Fourth Thursday of every month at CCDP Headquarters
174 E Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103
7 PM, Immediately following the Executive Committee meeting.
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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103