DAYTON — The Dayton League of Women Voters is asking voters to check their voting status because those who have not participated in an election for the last two Federal elections could have been purged from their Board of Elections files.
Voters who have been inactive should have received a notice from the Board of Elections to determine if their addresses were current. Cleaning up or clearing databases is allowed by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. Those who did not respond to that mailing should check their voting eligibility on the Secretary of States website at sos.state.oh.us. Over 25,000 voters were purged in Montgomery County and over 7,000 were purged from Greene County during the last two months.
Voters in Montgomery & Greene Counties can check to determine if their names are among those purged on the League’s website at www.lwvdayton.org.
National Voters Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 22. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 General Election.
You are qualified to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, are at least 18 years old on or before the next general election (Nov.3, 2015), if you are a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days and register to vote at least 30 days before the election.
Citizens may register to vote at any public library, public high school or vocational school, at the post office, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the County Treasurer’s Office and all offices that provide public assistance or disability programs. If you have moved you can update your address online at www.MyOhioVote.com, at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 451 West Third Street, in Dayton, or any of the agencies listed above.
For your convenience, you may also request a voter registration form or an absentee ballot application online at www.mcboe.org or call the Board of Elections at 937-225-5656.
For additional information on candidate or ballot issues, contact the League of Women Voters at 937-228-4041. If you live outside of Montgomery or Greene Counties, all voter registration forms and absentee ballot information is available online at www.sos.state.oh.us or at your local Board of Elections.