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De-escalation for Defending Democracy: Election Protection Peacekeeper Training

Person putting a pick of paper with an "I Voted" sticker into a ballot box.

Amidst increased political tensions, nonpartisan voter advocates, including social work professionals, are using trained peacekeepers to diffuse potential conflict at polling locations and ensure everyone can cast their ballot free from interference.

This training will provide an overview of de-escalation skills and behaviors, explain rules for nonpartisan voter engagement, and connect participants to volunteer opportunities as Election Protection Peacekeepers for the Ohio Special Election on Tuesday, August 8.

Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Live Webinar CarmenZoom 
CEs: One and a half (1.5)
Fees: No cost

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Ohio Special Election August 8th!

Calendar with early vote schedule.

In a special election on August 8th, Ohioans will vote on a constitutional amendment that would increase the threshold for passing future statewide ballot initiatives to 60%.

Special elections in Ohio often see single digit turnout, so your vote is critical to decide the outcome!

Be vote ready!

Last year, Ohio passed a new voter photo ID law that requires all in-person voters to present a valid government-issued photo ID.

You can use one of the following unexpired photo IDs:

  • Ohio driver’s license
  • Ohio state ID
  • Interim identification form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
  • Military ID (U.S. Military, U.S. Veterans Affairs, or Ohio National Guard)
  • U.S. passport or passport card

Check out Vote Riders for more information or if you need assistance securing a photo ID.

Make a Plan

Ohio voters have three options for casting your ballot – vote by mail, early in-person, and in-person on Election Day. Look at your summer plans and make a plan to vote.

Put a reminder on your calendar now!

See you at the polls in August.