Easier to vote
As of April 3, Erie County voters may cast an absentee ballot in the May 8 primary. Of the 385,863 ballots cast last November , about 103,119 were absentee ballots. In Erie County, 5,507 of 31,261 ballots cast were absentee.
To obtain an absentee ballot, a person must be registered to vote. Today is the deadline for new registrations and change of addresses for May 8.
Voters now have more options to make voting easier and more convenient. Voters may download an absentee ballot request online at electionsonthe.net/oh/erie/ or by calling the Erie County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601. Voters may also apply for an absentee ballot by mail. All requests must be received by noon, May 5 at the Board of Elections, 2900 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870. Finally, voters may stop at the Board of Elections to pick up an absentee ballot. Voters may take their ballot home to vote or vote in person at the Board of Elections. The board is open 8a.m.-4p.m. Monday-Friday; from 8 a.m.- noon May 5. The Board must receive all absentee ballots by 7:30 p.m. May 8. U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. or serving in the military must have their absentee ballots postmarked by May 8 and received by the Board of Elections no later than May 18.
For information about registering to vote, changing your address, where you vote, if your area has an issue or contested election on the primary ballot or to request an absentee ballot, please call the Erie County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601. You may not receive an “I voted” sticker when you vote absentee, but at least you have had your voice heard and you’ve exercised a very precious right of all U.S. citizens.
Amy Grubbe, Chair
Erie County Democratic Party
On April 4, my 18 month old son and I were almost killed in a pileup on Ohio 2 at the Huron Bridge. After the accident we were helped by four very special people who I will remember for the rest of my life. Two of these "angels," who had moments before also crashed their vehicle, instructed me to run with my baby to avoid being hit by the numerous other oncoming vehicles, two of which missed hitting us by literally inches. As we four ran for our lives we were picked up by a man and a young lady who's vehicle was running, but was also damaged. They called 911 and drove us to safety as we watched the horror behind us. If it was not for the quick thinking and bravery of these strangers, I know I would not be alive today. You are true heroes.
Susan D. Sartor
Project is needed
I never realized how evil growth was for a city. I was against the project, then I started thinking about what is best for the city and what are the other options? Whatever was done before younger blood starting entering city leadership was not working. There are two simple outlooks on the project