Campus Bulletin: Current Students, Faculty and Staff, ObieSafe

National Voter Education Week: Keeping Yourself Safe and Knowing the Issues

October 5, 2020 1:00 PM

Communications Staff

ObieSafe is collaborating with Oberlin College’s Voter Friendly Campus Coalition this week as we observe National Voter Education Week, October 5 through October 9. Each daily “Day of Action” will focus on a key area that is important to observe leading up to Election Day on November 3, and precautionary COVID-19 safe practices that are applicable to that area. Check out the Campus Digest for more details on each day.

  • Monday: #VoteReady—Last day to register to vote
  • Tuesday: #MailReady—Request your mail-in ballot
  • Wednesday: #VotePlanReady—Make a plan to vote
  • Thursday: #BallotReady—Learn what’s on your ballot
  • Friday: #WeReady2020—Level up your voting engagement

The Lorain County Board of Elections has been focusing on COVID-safe practices for all three methods of voting that are available to eligible registered voters, including early in-person voting, no-fault absentee voting by mail, and in-person Election Day voting. While early voting and vote-by-mail are two alternatives to traditional Election Day polls—Oberlin’s three voting precincts are following Ohio’s Secretary of State Health Guidance for in-person voting on November 3. 

The best way to stay safe and make your vote count, though, is to plan ahead. Know the important dates that lead up to Election Day:

  • Tuesday, October 6: Early voting begins and absentee ballots are distributed.
  • Tuesday, October 27: The “realistic deadline” for requesting your absentee ballot.
  • Monday, November 2: Absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date.
  • Tuesday, November 3: Election Day.