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MUIRFIELD eNEWS: April 5, 2022

Election 2022 Update

Election update: Some years ago a few local elected officials remarked that many residents in Muirfield did not vote. The implication was that we should have minimal influence on policy-making in Dublin, even though at that time we comprised 20% of the population of Dublin. Hearing those comments, the Muirfield Civic Action Committee (CAC) decided to do more to encourage our residents to vote in each election -- primary, general, and special elections. Since that time, the CAC has been providing information on local candidates and on issues on the ballot.

Despite all of the confusion around this year's primary election, Ohio is still set to have an election on May 3 and early voting starts today, Tuesday, April 5. Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and State Central Committee races will not appear on the May primary ballots due to Ohio Supreme Court's March invalidation of the redistricting plan proposed by the Ohio General Assembly. A later election date for those races has yet to be set. May primary election important dates

April 4: Deadline to register to vote April 5: Absentee voting by mail begins April 5: Early in-person voting beings April 30: Deadline to request absentee ballot

How to vote in-person You can find your polling location by visiting your local county board of election's website or the Secretary of State's directory.

April early in-person voting hours April 5-8: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 11-15: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 18-22: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 25-29: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. April 30: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May Early in-person voting hours May 1: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. May 2: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

How to vote by mail The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election. There are three ways to do this. Fill out the online application, print it and mail it to your local county board of elections Call the board of elections and request that an application be mailed to you Write a letter to county board of elections with your full name, date of birth, and address where you are registered to vote. A statement identifying the election and stating you are a qualified voter are required. A full list of required information is available on the Secretary of State's website.

Be sure to fill in May 3, 2022 as the date of the election. Absentee ballots should be dropped off no later than 7:30 p.m. on election day or they must be postmarked by May 2.

Your neighbors in Muirfield who serve on the Civic Action Committee include: Walt Bennett, Charlotte Coomer, Eva Cioffari, Rory Gaydos, Christy Kuret, John League, Paula Linehan, Tom Oleksa, Steve Patton, Art Siegesmund, and Bob Fathman, Chair,.

Published April. 2022

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