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 ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) 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