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included messages to remind us all of the
importance of voting.
“It’s one important way I can help our
society progress and leave a better legacy
for my children.”
“Many, many years ago we didn’t have
this privilege. I consider it an honor to
exercise my right to vote.”
“My vote shapes my child’s future.”
“It’s the best way to bring about
“I trust and believe in the
Constitution and want to ensure that it
continues to thrive.”
“People died so that I could vote.”
“In the words of the late Stephanie
Tubbs Jones, ‘If you’re not at the table,
you’re on the menu.’”
At least two elections will be held in
2020: the Primary on March 17 with a
voter registration deadline of February 18,
and the General Election on November 3
with a deadline of October 5. In Cuyahoga
County, voters must be 18 by the date
of the General Election, be a U.S. citizen,
have lived in Ohio, and have registered to
vote at least 30 days before the election.
17-year-olds can vote in a Primary Election
if they will be 18 by the General Election.
Voter registrations don’t expire
unless someone fails to vote for six years
or for 12 consecutive elections. Because
mistakes have been made in the past,
voter advocacy groups recommend that
voters check their registration before
each deadline. If they have moved since
they last voted, they should update their
Remember: You can only vote
if you are registered, and you can
register anytime at the Library.
Get Counted: The 2020 Census
Goes Online and the Library
is Here to Help!
In March, all households across the
country should receive a post card
requesting participation online or by
phone in the decennial census. And on
April 1, you’re invited to Census Day at
the Library where staff can help you fill
out the census online!
Census data have been an
indispensable tool in allocating resources,
justifying new services, and advocating for
funding. It determines everything from
how Congressional boundaries are drawn
to the distribution of federal funds for
everything from transit and public safety
to education and healthcare. Every person who isn’t counted
results in the loss of many thousands of dollars for state and
local needs over the next decade.
The census is mandated by law and counts everyone
residing in the country on April 1, 2020, including
immigrants and visitors to the U.S.
The Library will play an important role in the 2020 census
since this will be the first census conducted primarily online.
The Library’s computers will be available for those who want to respond but don’t have
internet access at home. In addition, the Library will host a Census Day on April 1 from 9
am to 9 pm at Main Library and from 1 to 9 pm at Woods Branch, when librarians will be
available to help people complete the census online.
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Parent Open Houses:
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