UPCOMING EVENTS:

CANVASSING--contact Susan Haas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-607-3940, for more info, or to volunteer.  Her schedule varies, so contact her.  Prime canvassing times are Saturdays midday, Sunday afternoons and weekday early evenings.  They're using a new app on your phone to simplify getting lists and maps, and recording notes.  (Android users can get MiniVAN software from the Google Play Store; the program for Apple phones is MiniVAN Touch on iOS.)  Paper lists are also available if you prefer that approach.  The emphasis at this point is to ask voters about their concerns rather than promote individual candidates.

Petition packs for Primary Election, Mar. 17, 2020, available now at the Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville, for the following offices:  County Commissioner, Coroner, Engineer, Prosecuting Attorney, Record, Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Republican Central Committee, Democratic Central Committee, and State Representative.

Thur., Oct. 3, MEET THE CANDIDATE: meet Dale Raines, write-in candidate for City Auditor, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Weasel Boy Brewing, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  Stop and talk with Dale for a few minutes, or buy a local brew and hang out awhile. You will also have a chance to bid on some paintings by the candidate, with all proceeds going to the Write In Dale Raines Committee.

Thur., Oct. 3, Friends of Putnam Community Watch Walk, 6:00 pm.  Meet at 3i Holsters, 923 Putnam Ave., Zanesville.  We want to show our presence in the community, locate problem areas, and to clean up any trash we encounter on the streets.  We will walk north along Putnam Ave. to the 6th Street Bridge.  We will have some t-shirts available, we are asking our business owners to wear their logos to represent their business participation, and we are extending an invitation to all of you to strengthen our relationship. We are asking our Safety Director and law enforcement partners to join us.

Go to our Facebook Group: “Friends of Putnam Community Group” to sign up on the "community watch walk" event announcement and tell us if you are attending. Also, read through other posts about other ways you can participate.  Invite other friends and neighbors to join our cause.  Small steps lead to big change.  Thank you all. 

Mon., Oct. 7, Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 5 General Election.

Tues., Oct. 8, First day of in-person voting for Nov. 5 General Election, at Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville.

Sun., Oct. 13, Ohio Democratic Party State Dinner, Battelle Grand Ballroom, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus OH, $250.  Contact Travis Boll with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (614) 696-2894. 

Happy Hour, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, 463 High St., Columbus--sponsored by Young Democrats, Young Black Democrats, and College Democrats. https://www.facebook.com/events/781231558994605/

Speakers:  Speaker of the House NANCY PELOSI, DNC Chairman Tom Perez, and 2020 Presidential Candidates--so far, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Tim Ryan, Julian Castro.  JUST ADDED--PETE BUTTIGIEG!  

WATCH ODP DINNER SPEAKERS ONLINE, starting at 6:30 pm, at:  https://go.ohiodems.org/live 

MISSED THIS EVENT?  YOU CAN STILL WATCH THE SPEAKERS:
https://www.facebook.com/OHDems/videos/439019633581315/

Tue., Oct. 15, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Oct. 16, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Fri., Oct. 18 and Sat., Oct. 19--Nelson T. Gant Foundation Chili Fest, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  Eat-in Saturday only (includes chili, crackers, dessert and drink, $10) or carry-out or delivery both days.  Randy Case makes this outstanding chili.  Reservations needed:  Connie Norman, 740-453-0988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Please note--earlier I had this listed as $7, and eat-in only on Friday; this information has since been corrected.  Eat-in only Saturday, and price is $10.  Take out or delivery available on both Friday and Saturday.)

Tues., Oct. 22, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty LOCAL CANDIDATES FORUM, 5:30 pm food, 6:00 meeting, at Muskingum County Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville. Sponsored by ZTTP and The Voice of Youth.

Wed., Oct. 23, Blue Cocktail Hour, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, at Weasel Boy, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  Special Guest:  David Pepper, ODP Chairman.
RSVP by calling Megan Reenock at 614-364-2837 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Make checks payable to ODP, and mail to ODP, 340 E. Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215) 
Or sign up/contribute online:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/muskingum2019
Suggested contributions: 
Host: $200 ~ Sponsor:  $100 ~ Supporter:  $50 ~ Attendee:  $35

Sat., Nov. 2, NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, 6:00 pm, at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Muskingum County Democrats are trying to arrange a table again; $35 each.  Contact Jack Boyd to join the club's table: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To attend joining another table, $30 each.  For more info, contact Sharon Johnson at 740-408-5088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tickets must be paid for in advance--deadline is Oct. 25.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  If you want your tickets mailed to you, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your check made out to Muskingum County NAACP.  To make a reservation, mail checks along with your contact info to NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Committee, c/o Sharon Johnson, 2746 Maple Ave. #109, Zanesville 43701.
Theme of the banquet is "A Time for Change."
Speakers:
Tony Thompson, who runs an online tutoring program in Atlanta, GA for high school and middle school students to help them become academically eligible to play college sports, will be the keynote speaker.

Honorees:
Mrs. Louise Kyle, who started the 8th Ward Reunion in Zanesville

Mrs. Hortense Jones, for her support of church and community functions in Zanesville
Misty Cromwell, Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board 

Mon., Nov. 4, Last day of in-person early voting for Nov. 5 General Election, at Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville.  Closes at 2:00 pm.

Tues., Nov. 5, General Election Day.  Polls open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Tue., Dec. 11, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7 pm, featuring chili made by Bob Pletcher, plus desserts, and bring your own (non-alcoholic) beverage.  Voluntary donation appreciated.

Wed., Dec. 18, Declarations of candidacy for partisan primary election must be filed by 4 pm.  Petition packs available at the Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville, for the following offices:  County Commissioner, Coroner, Engineer, Prosecuting Attorney, Record, Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Republican Central Committee, Democratic Central Committee, and State Representative.

Tue., Mar. 17, 2020, Partisan Primary Election, for the following offices:  County Commissioner, Coroner, Engineer, Prosecuting Attorney, Record, Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Republican Central Committee, Democratic Central Committee, and State Representative.


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IMPORTANT--NEW OHIO DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE ID REQUIREMENTS--Renew well before October 1, 2020 deadline!

In order to vote, they usually ask to see your driver's license or state ID at the polling place.  While technically there are other ID's that are sufficient, such as a recent utility bill or bank statement with your name and address on it, they will always push for your driver's license.  Now that Ohio is participating in Real ID, there is considerably more documentation required to get a driver's license or state ID card.  To get a "Compliant" license or ID card that will be acceptable proof of your identity to the TSA to board a plane or enter a federal building, you will have to provide documentation for your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, proof of legal residence, and 2 proofs of your Ohio street address.  More documentation will be required to show name changes from the last name on your birth certificate because of marriage or divorce.  They no longer give you your license at the facility; it is printed at a secure facility in Columbus and then mailed to you at your mailing address, and can take 3 weeks...so apply early!  Your old driver's license will no longer be recognized by the TSA after October 1, 2020, even if it expires after that date.  Even the standard, non-compliant license or state ID card requires more documentation than it used to.  I'm not sure if a TSA-compliant license or ID will be required to vote by the time of the November 2020 election, or if you can still use the standard, less documented ID to vote.

More info:  http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/ 
List of acceptable documentation:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/odx-odps-content/links/bmv2430.pdf 


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Voter ID Requirements at the Polls

Voter Eligibility Requirements

General Voter Information



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