Ohio Democratic Party Postpones Legacy Dinner, Encourages Early Voting

COLUMBUS — Out of an abundance of caution and after careful consideration of Gov. Mike DeWine’s guidance regarding large, public events, the Ohio Democratic Party today announced it would postpone its annual Legacy Dinner — originally set for Sunday, March 15 — until a later date.

“As individuals and organizations, we all have a responsibility to the broader community — particularly the most vulnerable — to make decisions that reduce the likelihood of further spread,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Avoiding gatherings of this size, where we anticipated more than 1,000 guests, is simply the right and responsible thing to do.”

The party is also encouraging Ohio voters to take advantage of early voting, either in person or by mail. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Saturday, March 14. Voters can return an absentee ballot by mail; it must be postmarked by Monday, March 16. Voters can also return their absentee ballot in person to their county board of elections no later than 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.

Find out more at ohiodems.org/vote.

For those who choose to vote on Primary Election Day, they should confirm their polling place at IWillVote.com/OH. Many polling places are being relocated because of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday and coronavirus concerns.