Homeless and ReEntry Voters

Cuyahoga County Hosted a Meeting on April 19, 2012 to educate the shelters about changes in voting over the last few years.  This was an attempt to start the planning for the upcoming Presidential Election.  Each shelter needs to submit a voting plan with their application for public funds.  As a quasi-public entity, the case can be made that in order to adhere to the Motor Voter law of the 1990s they must offer registration to their residents.  For more information contact the County Office of Homeless Services at 216.420.684.

On April 19, there was also a forum on voting and the rights of those re-entering society.  Starting at 6PM in at North Broadway Methodist Church in Slavic Village, the second of a of the 4 part series of 2012 Voter Education Forums will be offering important information on voter education. A panel of prominent Greater Clevelanders, including Dennis Anderson of the Cuyahoga Board of Elections, Shakyra Diaz of the Cleveland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Hiram College political science professor Jason Johnson, and Will Tarter III, president of the Cleveland Young Professional Senate, will address important issues as voter disenfranchisement, how to be a more informed voter, and the voting rights of formerly incarcerated persons.

For more information on voting in Cuyahoga County you can contact the League of Women Voters of Cuyahoga County