This Thanksgiving and always, we are thankful for all who help us conduct safe, secure and efficient elections! Our election officials, community partners, vendors, temporary workers, staff and voters. Happy Thanksgiving! ✨🍂❤️
Note: We will be closed Thursday & Friday this week.
This November, voter turnout was around 26%. Why is turnout so low? On the flip side, what drives voter turnout? We may not have all the answers, but it’s worth talking about.
Earlier this week, our Director, Anthony Perlatti, joined All Voting is Local and the League of Women Voters to discuss voter turnout, election laws regarding early and absentee voting, the legal voting age, gerrymandering, poll workers, social media and more. This recording is worth a listen.
What’s on the ballot Voters have many important local issues to decide. Your ballot may include:
Candidates for municipal offices such as Mayor and City Council
Candidates for Board of Education Members
Candidates for Municipal Court Judges
Cuyahoga County Proposed Charter Amendment
Local issues and tax levies
Prepare before you go to vote by looking at your sample ballot ahead of time. Sample ballots are available on our website. Visit the “My Voting Info” page of our website to find your ballot.
Voting at the polls Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All voters are encouraged to double-check their polling location because many locations have changed since last November. To look up your voting location, visit the “Where Do I Vote” page of our website.
Remember to bring ID with you to the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include:
A current and valid photo identification card (e.g., driver’s license or state ID)
A military identification
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document that shows the voter’s name and current address.
Returning vote-by-mail ballots If you have not yet mailed back your vote-by-mail ballot, it must be hand-delivered to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m. tonight (Election Day). The postmark deadline was yesterday. There is a ballot drop box located in our parking lot for your convenience.
Note: The ballot CANNOT be returned to your polling location. However, if you prefer to vote at your polling location instead of returning your vote-by-mail ballot, you can choose to vote a provisional ballot.
Contact the Board of Elections hotline with any questions or concerns related to voting at 216-443-VOTE.