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  • Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal





    Wednesday, September 29, 2004

    This gives new meaning to getting out the vote 

    Oberlin Votes! wants to go into the Lorain County Jail and register the guests after giving them information about their voting rights. The group could turn Ohio into a swinging-bars state if Sheriff Phil Stammitti would allow it. He won't. Phil is a crank. ``This is not a playground. This is a jail,'' the sheriff told The Plain Dealer's Catherine Gabe. Inmates can register to vote if they are serving time for a misdemeanor or awaiting any type of trial. Convicted felons may re-register after their release from prison. Oberlin Votes! is a nonpartisan coalition trying to register every eligible voter - even those behind bars. The Racial Fairness Project has been allowed to register inmates in municipal jails in Cleveland, Bedford Heights and Maple Heights. It won't happen in Lorain County, though. ``I'm not not doing it. I'm not changing my mind. This is my jail,'' he said. Actually, sheriff, it is the people's jail. You just work there.

    - Steve Love

    posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 11:17 AM



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