This is your last chance
by Shelby Holiday
Below is a copy of the letter sent out to 150 questionable voters in Franklin County.
This is their last chance to confirm their status as an Ohio resident…
October 27, 2008
Dear Recent Ohio Voter Registrant:
This letter and enclosure is being hand delivered to you so that you may contact the Franklin County Board of Elections and confirm your residency status in the State of Ohio. You will receive an inquiry from the Board of Elections regarding your residency status, and enclosed in a letter that was sent from this office to the Obama and McCain campaign committees.
Essentially stated, it is not sufficient to register and vote in Ohio merely by being a temporary resident for thirty or more days; as the law requires permanent residency of the intent to maintain Ohio as a permanent abode.
You should confirm your residency to the satisfaction of the Board of Elections, or if you have registered or voted in error due to a mistaken belief regarding the residency rules you may cancel the registration and/or request that the vote improperly cast not be counted.
Very Truly Yours, Ron O’Brien