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  •  To avoid these lines next time, we should push for (9+ / 0-)

    5 early voting locations in 2016.  One downtown, and one at each of the points of the compass.  North, South, East, West.  For a widely dispersed urban county like Franklin, more sites are needed.

    Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

    by Ohiodem1 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 05:58:18 AM PST

    •  Also (5+ / 0-)

      We should push early voting by mail more, targeting heavily blue wards. The total number of mail-in early votes was down this time, from 269,801 in 2008 to 241,584 in 2012. The latter number might grow a little with late-postmarked ballots not counted yet, but it looks like it will come in under, given that mail-in ballots were pretty much trickling in the last few days before the election.

      In 2008 I worked a little with a group in Columbus called Vote From Home that promoted vote-by-mail in heavily Democratic wards. We had like 10,000 voters in our database if I recall correctly, whom we walked through registration, early voting and tracked to make sure they tuned out. There was no such operation this time as far as I know, and I get the impression that these areas were underserved by OFA. If so, we should turn that around next time.

    •  I agree. (2+ / 0-)
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      ItsSimpleSimon, Ohiodem1

      We NEED an early site at Ohio State/Short North or somewhere downtown. Maybe one of those giant empty buildings they can't ever rent near CCAD or Columbus State?

      Shoot blues -> Tell Vile Rat

      by CayceP on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:09:06 AM PST

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