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Volunteers Mobilize to Protect Voter Rights at Ohio Polls

November 3, 2008

Columbus, OH - Voters in Ohio's largest cities will have a helping hand on Election Day. In an effort to avoid problems seen in previous elections, volunteers with OhioVotes will be outside of polling locations in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland acting as poll monitors. OhioVotes Executive Director Jocelyn Travis says they'll be there to ensure every voter has a fair chance to cast their ballot.

"Volunteers will do whatever it takes to make sure that voters are not going to have any problems going into the polling location and to make sure they understand what's on the ballot and see if they have any questions about the voting system."

Travis says election protection is more important than ever.

"You have so many first-time voters, many young people are voting, there are so many new voting laws, and so many barriers. We need to make sure that we are available to protect that vote."

Travis says several types of problems could develop on Election Day including poll worker shortages, voting machine problems and voter intimidation.

She urges any citizen with a voting question to call the toll-free hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

After the election, Travis hopes advocates can work together with the legislature to examine any election problems and find solutions.

Mary Kuhlman/Steve Powers, Public News Service - OH