Statement by Catherine Turcer, executive director of Common Cause Ohio
Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals returned a ruling that empowers more Ohioans to make their voices heard at the ballot box. The ruling addresses the voters who were aggressively purged from the voter rolls, granting them the right to vote provisionally and have their ballots counted. This ruling will give more Ohioans an opportunity to help chart the course for our state in the future. With so much at stake in this year’s election, I’m heartened knowing that more eligible voters will have the option to take part in our democracy.
Ohio is strongest when more of our people participate in the decisions that shape our future. That’s why Common Cause Ohio is leading the Election Protection coalition and the 866-OUR-VOTE nonpartisan hotline to ensure all voters are able to cast their ballots and make their voices heard. I’m hopeful that voters will take advantage and head to their local polling place on Election Day next Tuesday.