(OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION) – The Ohio State Bar Association is pleased to announce the launch of judicialvotescount.org, a comprehensive voter information website about Ohio’s judicial elections. Watch the announcement from Ohio Bar CEO Mary Amos Augsburger:
At judicialvotescount.org, Ohio voters can access quality, unbiased information about the judges who will be on their ballot in the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election. Voters who visit the site can also learn about Ohio’s court system, judicial requirements and responsibilities and get important dates and other information about the upcoming election.
“A majority of Ohio voters who skip the judicial races on their ballots do it because they don’t know enough about the candidates,” said Ohio State Bar Association CEO Mary Amos Augsburger. “But judges settle disputes that affect the everyday lives of Ohio citizens. Judicial Votes Count puts information about candidates at voters’ fingertips and makes it easy to learn about why it is important to vote in judicial elections. Our goal is to see everyone cast a well-informed vote and turn in a complete ballot this November.”
Judicial Votes Count was created in 2014 as a partnership between the Supreme Court of Ohio, League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, the Ohio News Media Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. The site provides candidates with the opportunity to share their personal background information, credentials and endorsements with Ohio voters. Judicial candidates are encouraged to submit their profile information via a fillable form prior to the Nov. 8 election.
As a founding partner, the Ohio Bar is proud to administer the site for the first time this election cycle. Thanks to a grant furnished by the Ohio Supreme Court, made possible by the Ohio General Assembly and in partnership with the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Ohio News Media Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, the Ohio Bar will encourage voters to learn about their judges and cast their votes via a statewide social media campaign. Members of the public can follow Judicial Votes Count on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.