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An interview with the Obama campaign's get out Ohio's Black vote director, who tells what Obama has done for Blacks, women, says Romney is bad news

Ashley Allison (right) and United States Vice President Joe Biden, at an Obama for America campaign event in Ohio. A native of Youngstown, Oh., Allison is the 'Get Out The Vote' African-America n Vote Director f or Ohio for the Obama for Am erica Campaign Ashley Allison United States President Barack Obama, who says that the female and Black vote do matter, and that he is courting both, and others relative to his re-election campaign this year By Johnette Jernigan, Cleveland Urban New s.Com Staff Reporter ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Cleveland Urban News.Com Reporter Johnette Jernigan had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Ashley Allison, a native of Youngstown, Oh., and now the 'Get Out The Vote’ African-American Vote director for Ohio for the Obama for America Campaign. The deadline to register to vote in Cuyahoga County, Oh. for the November general election is Oct. 9. United States President Barack Obama wil

Editorial by Cleveland Urban News.Com Reporter Johnette Jernigan, Can felons vote in Ohio? Yes, but under what conditions, if any? Can mentally incompetent people vote? What 2 states barred voting lifelong to felons?

Editorial by Johnette E. Jernigan, Cleveland Urban News.Com Reporter   ( ) Cleveland Urban News.Com Reporter and Editorial Writer Johnette Jernigan (left) poses with Obama for America  Campaign Regional Press Secretary Laura Allen before a campaign visit by First Lady Michelle Obama to Progressive Field in Cleveland on May 21, 2012 By Johnette Jernigan: Editorial Writer As battle grounds are drawn here in the state of Ohio and voter turnout is  anticipated to be high in a neck and neck race between President Barack Obama and  republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, it is important to not only register  new voters, but to also give disenfranchised voters accurate information on the right  to vote. Former offenders could be taking themselves out of the political process  inadvertently due to misinformation. Knowledge is no doubt power, particularly when it pertains to voting in a close election.  Ohio is one of 13 states along with the Distr