Polling location changes impact 80,000 voters this November

All voters are strongly encouraged to double-check their polling location before heading out to vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. That’s because polling location changes are happening in 16 municipalities, including seven wards within the City of Cleveland. The changes impact more than 80,000 voters.

Voters at a polling location in Lakewood, OH during the 2018 General Election

The Board has mailed all affected voters a Voter Location Notification Card and they have also received a Voter Guide in the mail. “However, we know from past experience that some folks overlook these notifications.  Thousands of voters who are subject to these changes have not cast a ballot since last November so we are asking all voters to confirm their voting information to avoid any confusion on Election Day,” said Anthony Perlatti, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

An interactive map has been created to help voters easily identify their new polling location. The map can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2ovTHuu

Voters can click on a Ward/Precinct and both their old and new polling location will appear.

Some of the reasons that polling locations are changing include the location no longer wants to host voting, ADA compliance issues, availability of parking and space, building renovations, and more. For specific inquiries, voters may contact the Board of Elections by calling 216-443-VOTE.

Voters can view their sample ballot, check their polling location, and view their voting history by clicking “My Voting Info” on the Board of Elections website at www.443vote.us.

Voter Notify has been discontinued

Voter Notify is a system that informs voters of when the Board of Elections received their Vote-by-Mail ballot applications, when their ballots were mailed and when the Board received their voted ballots. This was done via text message and/or email to people who signed up for the program on the Board’s website.

The Board has discontinued the program due to additional security requirements that have been imposed by the State of Ohio. The company that operates Voter Notify is unable to comply at this time with new rules that protect the Board’s communications systems.

Voter Notify has been discontinued.

This will affect about 25,000 people who are on the Voter Notify contact list. “I want people to know that the information provided by Voter Notify is on the Board’s website,” said Anthony Perlatti, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. “People may securely check their Vote-by-Mail ballot application status, when their ballots were mailed, and confirm that the Board has received their voted ballot at www.443VOTE.us. They just need to click “Track My Ballot” and enter their name and birthdate.”

All voters are encouraged to become familiar with the wealth of information that is available on the Board’s website. This includes confirming their voting locations, registration status, viewing sample ballots, and applying for jobs that include assisting voters on election days.

People who have signed up for Voter Notify will receive letters and/or a phone call informing them that the program has been discontinued.

Author: Mike West, Community Outreach Manager

Ohio’s “I Voted” sticker making its debut this Nov

Ohio’s new “I Voted” sticker is making its debut this election! You don’t have to wait until Election Day on November 5, 2019 to sport the new look. Early voting is happening now at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, called on Ohio’s students to create a new sticker design. After receiving more than 2,000 submissions, his office narrowed down the choices and left it up to Ohioans to choose via online poll. The contest was created to inspire young people to get excited about voting. If you look closely, the sticker says “Ohio Voted” and “I Voted.”

The sticker was designed by Emily Legg, a former senior at Teays Valley High School in Pickaway County.

How to get your sticker

To get an “I Voted” sticker, all you have to do is vote. You have three options for casting your vote in Ohio:

1. Early In-Person Voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2. Vote-by-Mail
3. Election Day at your assigned polling location

All the details can be found on our website, www.443vote.us.
Click here for the early voting schedule.

Join our team! Hiring for the November election

The Board of Elections is hiring temporary staff and poll workers for the upcoming election. Republicans are especially needed to fill bipartisan teams, but all are encouraged to apply.

Temporary Employment Opportunities
Temporary jobs pay $11.50 per hour and may last up to several weeks or months depending on the assignment and department. Some examples of duties performed by temporary employees include proofing ballots, scanning absentee ballots, testing voting units, opening mail, processing absentee applications, staffing in-office early voting, preparing election-related equipment and supplies, counting and packing voter materials, providing customer service, and basic clerical functions such as typing, data entry, filing, copying, and answering phones, among other duties.

View job descriptions and apply: https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/jobsummary.aspx

Poll Worker Opportunities
Poll workers earn about $172.00 for each election they work. If you are a leader looking to serve your community, becoming a poll worker is a great way to do just that! More than 4,500 people are needed on Election Day to help staff the polls, transport ballots and materials, and maintain political balance.  Click here to learn more about the open positions and apply online.

Voting has begun for Nov. 5, 2019 General Election

Early voting has begun for the November 5, 2019 General Election. Voters may cast their ballot in person at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections leading up to Election Day. Voters may also request to vote by mail.

Early In-Person Voting
Early In-Person Voting takes place at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Sample ballots are available for review on the Board of Elections website. Here is the early in-person voting schedule:

Weekdays, October 8 – 25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed October 14)
Weekdays, October 28 – November 1 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Monday, November 4 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Voting by Mail
All Ohio voters are eligible to vote by mail. To request a ballot, complete a vote-by-mail application. Voting by mail is safe, convenient and secure. The Board of Elections must receive ballot requests by Saturday, November 2 at noon, however, it is best to request the ballot as soon as possible.

Voting on Election Day
Voters may choose to cast their ballot on Election Day at their assigned polling location. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. To view a sample ballot and check your polling location, visit “My Voting Info” on the Board of Elections website.