Politics is big in these parts, and we’ve got it covered. John Arthur Hutchison, Betsy Scott, Jeffrey L. Frischkorn and other staff writers will offer their inside information on the events, big news and little moments of Lake County’s political machine. Follow along as area candidates march through the 2011 election season.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Clair remains active in local politics
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Romney, Obama continue battle in Ohio
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Military Voter Protection Project launches Heroes Vote Initiative
WASHINGTON - The Military Voter Protection Project (MVP) has launched a new initiative, the Heroes Vote Initiative, to ensure that America’s service members and their families have their voices heard on Election Day.
The Heroes Vote Initiative is the first and only nationwide campaign to encourage military voter participation and to provide those voters with the tools to register and request an absentee ballot. As part of the initiative, MVP is creating strategic partnerships with local military and veterans groups, as well as state and local election officials, to make military voters a priority in this year’s election.
“It’s time for our men and women in uniform to have their voices heard on Election Day,” said Eric Eversole, the founder and executive director of MVP. “For too long, our men and women in uniform have faced one road block after another when they attempt to vote. The Heroes Vote Initiate not only addresses many of the systemic challenges faced by military voters, it creates a positive, community-based message to encourage military voter participation in our elections.”
The difficulties faced by military voters have been well documented in recent elections. In 2008, thousands of absentee military ballots were sent to wrong addresses, lost in the mail or mailed too close to the election for the ballot to be returned. To make matters worse, thousands of ballots were rejected by local election officials because the ballot—through no fault of the military voter—arrived after the election.
Unfortunately, these same problems continued to plague military voters in 2010. MVP’s comprehensive analysis of that election showed that less than 5 percent of 2.5 million military voters had an absentee ballot that counted in the 2010 election. Once again, thousands of military absentee ballots were lost in the mail, delivered too late or never delivered at all.
The Heroes Vote Initiative will tackle these challenges by assisting military voters through a variety of web-based programs and online solutions. In addition, it is planning to host or participate in military voter registration activities throughout the United States.
For more information about the Heroes Vote Initiative, please visit www.heroesvote.org.
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl
Monday, June 11, 2012
Obama to visit Cleveland on Thursday, tickets available
President Barack Obama will travel to Cleveland for a campaign event Thursday afternoon at the Cuyahoga Community College Recreation Center.
The Obama for America campaign announced ticket distribution information for members of the public with additional event details for the public and for the media to be forthcoming.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To pick up a ticket, visit one of the following locations beginning today at 5 p.m.:
* Cuyahoga Community College Recreation Center, East 30th Street and Community College Avenue, Cleveland.
* Organizing for America Shaker Square Office, 13100 Shaker Sq. Cleveland.
* Organizing for America Parma Office, 5734 Ridge Rd., Parma.
* Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1466 St. Clair, Cleveland.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Romney likely to visit Lake County soon
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Disc golf event a unique political action committee fundraiser
We finished with a score of 64 on the Par 54, 18-hole course. No birdies, but no double bogeys either. We scored eight pars and 10 bogies, not too bad, I thought. We weren't the best team, but not the worst either. All in all, we were pleased with our game.
Saturday, June 2, 2012