Voting on November 3 could literally mean life and death this year. The inept response to the COVID19 pandemic, the ignoring of CDC guidelines, the lack of testing, the lack of masks and just outright denial has caused thousands of unnecessary coronavirus deaths in the United States. We must elect Joe Biden as our next president. And we must elect more Democrats in our local elections.
Below is your voting timeline with links to check your registration and request an absentee ballot. Take action TODAY!
Absentee Ballot Application Although the actual ballot will not be mailed to you until the beginning of October you can still mail in your application now.
Aug. 24 – Write-in candidates must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m. (72 days before general election) R.C. 3513.041 Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate
*Note* We have Democratic candidates for Clermont County Clerk of Courts, County Commissioner (one slot still open) and Ohio House District 65. We are looking for write-in candidates for County Commissioner (1-3), Ohio House District 66, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Probate/Juvenile Division) (requires law degree), Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, County Recorder, County Treasurer, County Engineer, Coroner. Let’s make Clermont County Republicans work for their votes! Please consider running as a write-in candidate.
Oct. 05 – Deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election (30 days before general election)
Oct. 6 – Requested Absentee Ballots mailed to voters by Board of Elections.
Oct. 31 – Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election)
Nov. 03 – Absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, must be received by the boards of elections by close of polls
Nov. 13 – Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than Nov. 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after general election)
Word From The Chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party
The July 4 weekend is upon us. I hope everyone has as good a holiday as current conditions allow. This celebration of the beginning of the United States is, I think, a good time to think about the state of our nation and where we’re headed.
On one hand, things look pretty bleak. Over the weekend, the President of the United States tweeted his thanks to supporters in Florida for parading in their golf carts yelling “white power.” In North Carolina, a racetrack owner advertised “Bubba ropes” for sale, a reference to the noose hung in the garage of the only black NASCAR driver. READ MORE.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE DONKEY CLUB TODAY
This is the Clermont County Democratic Party’s major fundraising initiative. It costs approximately $10,000 per year to keep our Batavia headquarters operating. Membership in the Donkey Club helps us pay the bills and maintain the Democratic Party in Clermont County. Due to the restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel several of our major fundraisers so we are heavily dependent on individual donations. Please consider joining the Donkey Club today. Thanks for your support!
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WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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The state health department is reporting the highest daily increase in total COVID-19 cases in Ohio since April. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says they’re seeing what he calls a “worrisome” increase among a certain demographic. READ MORE.
Milford hosted a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and march at Riverside Park on June 20.
The protest, with protesters wearing masks and social distancing, was centered around showing “solidarity, love and support for one another,” Anna Jewel, who emceed the event, said. In addition, the event was for calling attention to police reform and racial equality. READ MORE.
13 so far: Number of hearings held by Ohio’s Senate Judiciary Committee for testimony on SB 3, a bill that would overhaul our drug sentencing laws. The bill has languished for more than a year and remains stuck in committee. Senior Researcher Amanda Woodrum and Digital Communications Manager Ben Stein used that time to co-write a health impact analysis of SB 3 and its sibling, HB 1. Produced using methodology created by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the “Health Note” considers how sentencing reform would improve public health, and models a framework for evaluating bills based on health impact. READ MORE.
BATAVIA, OH (June 25, 2020) – The Clermont County Board of County Commissioners yesterday set in motion the process for allowing county and local governmental entities to tap more than $3.2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. Of that, $1.56 million will be the county’s share and the remaining $1.65 million will be allocated among the townships and municipalities. READ MORE.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party and Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus released the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a dangerous Louisiana law that is designed to shut down abortion clinics. READ MORE.
OUR MOST IMPORTANT 2020 RACE BESIDES THE PRESIDENT
Democratic Ohio Supreme Court Justices
The only candidates on your November ballot that won’t have a D or R next to their name will be the judges. Whether they be Common Pleas judges or Supreme Court judges their will be no party affiliation next to their names on the ballot. That is why you MUST burn these two names into your brain and spread the word to your fellow Democrats, Jennifer Brunner and John P. O’Donnell. Considering the landmark decisions handed down by SCOTUS this week the importance of the Supreme Court has been highlighted, and that applies to the State Supreme Court as well. In 2018 both of our Democratic candidates for Ohio Supreme Court got elected but the Republicans still maintain the majority. If we can get Jennifer Brunner and John O’Donnell Democrats can take the majority of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Why is this important? The Supreme Court of the State of Ohio is the highest court in the state of Ohio, with final authority over interpretations of Ohio law and the Ohio Constitution. Think gerrymandering, abortion, gun laws and voting rights.
Please memorize the names Jennifer Brunner and John P. O’Donnell. Visit their websites and pitch in some support. Whether it be a donation or volunteering it is imperative we get these two judges elected to the Ohio Supreme Court.
OUR Local 2020 CANDIDATES NEED YOUR SUPPORT !
There are many ways to support our local candidates. Click on the icons below their names and donate, volunteer, visit their website; like, share and comment on their Facebook pages; like, retweet and comment on their Twitter feeds; visit their Instagram page and like and comment on their posts. The more you engage their social media accounts the more exposure they will get on those platforms. Thank you for your support!
|JAIME CASTLE FOR OHIO DISTRICT 2||ALAN DARNOWSKY FOR STATE REP DISTRICT 65|
|JEFF RICHARDS FOR CLERMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONER||ACACIA UIBLE FOR CLERMONT COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS|
ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT RACE IN OHIO
Clermont County is represented by Ohio Senate District 14. It encompasses the counties of Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and portions of Lawrence County. The Democrats have a very excellent candidate running a hard race for Ohio Senate District 14 and his name is Ryan Ottney.
Ryan Ottney, of New Boston (Scioto County), Ohio, is an elected member of the New Boston Village Council and chairman of the Scioto County Democratic Party.
With a BA in English communications and journalism minor, Ryan worked for nearly 15 years as an award-winning writer and editor for the Portsmouth Daily Times newspaper and now works as director of communications at the South Central Ohio ESC in New Boston. For more information and to make a donation to his campaign visit his website at ottneyforohio.com
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For more information about the numbers in Ohio, what precautions you need to take and where you can find resources for testing, mental health assistance and employment visit the Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Portal
Below is a listing of our Democratic groups in Clermont County. Right now a lot of upcoming meetings are cancelled due to the concerns about COVID19. Remember this is temporary. We will get through this! Click on the name of each club and it will take you to their website or Facebook page with updated information about meetings. Some groups are conducting virtual meetings while others are looking to outside locations.
|Quin-T Democrat Club||Loveland Action Team (LAT)|
|West Clermont Democrats||Clermont County Young Democrats|
|The Goshen Democratic Club||Drinking Liberally|
The Clermont County Democratic Party was meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at the party headquarters in Batavia. Due to COVID19 we conducted our last meeting virtually through Zoom. We are figuring this out as we go and will keep you posted. For updated information please visit our website at clermontdems.org. The Central Committee has decided on a lighter meeting schedule. For more information contact the Central Committee chair, Patty Lawrence at email@example.com
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