Registering Incarcerated Voters with ACLU of Ohio's Voting in Jail: An Organizer's Toolkit

On Friday, September 22nd from 3pm-4:30pm, the National Association of Social Workers will host a free CEU course, “Registering Incarcerated Voters with ACLU of Ohio’s Voting in Jail: An Organizer’s Toolkit.” (1 PD hour)

Every year, thousands of incarcerated Ohioans miss an important opportunity to participate in local, state and federal elections.  The ACLU of Ohio’s jail voter initiative (in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers) seeks to advocate for the rights of incarcerated voters by educating detainees and the public about voting rights in jail and forming partnerships between community volunteers, local jail officials, and county boards of elections. Together, these groups can work to protect the integrity of our voting process by providing registration cards and absentee ballots to people in local jails. These simple actions allow detainees to feel more connected to their communities while incarcerated and will help ensure that every eligible voter can participate in our democracy.

In this workshop, Katrice Williams, MSSA/MNO and Policy Associate at the ACLU of Ohio will walk attendees through their recently published “Voting in Jail: An Organizer’s Toolkit”, providing strategies for organizers to form relationships with local jail and election officials and to start a campaign to register incarcerated voters.

The event will be held in the Mandel Center (11402 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio) in room 115.