Cheers to 2020! The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is welcoming the new year and decade with a new look. This includes a brand new logo, building renovations and updated website. Oh, and let’s not forget the continued roll-out of Ohio’s new “I Voted” sticker – priorities, right?!
Logo and Colors
The three-striped flag logo has served us well with over a decade of service to the Board of Elections. “Saying goodbye to our flag and stars logo is bittersweet. I remember when it first made its debut,” said Shantiel Soeder, Deputy Director of the Board of Elections. “We are excited to welcome a monumental election year and new decade. With so many positive enhancements on the horizon, now is the perfect time to refresh the CCBOE brand.”
The logo features:
- More modern fonts and colors
- VOTE call to action
- Blue and red colors to highlight our dedication to bipartisanship in election administration
- The outline of Ohio appears in the “O” of “VOTE.” Cuyahoga County is marked with a star.
Early In-Person Voting – So long, Pink Room
Each year, early in-person voting becomes more and more popular. Especially with high voter turnout expected during this presidential election year, changes needed to occur in order to comfortably accommodate all of our voters for early in-person voting at our main building.
If you’ve been to our building for voting in the past, you may recall it taking place in what we referred to as “The Pink Room.” This outdated space, along with our entire first floor, has been gutted to make way for a huge, open space. The changes will provide not only an updated façade (so long, pink floors!), but will accommodate more voting booths and a larger accessible area for voter assistance
The renovations will be completed in early February, just in time for Early In-Person Voting for the March Primary Election.
Our team is working on an entirely new website design. This has been in the works for many months, as we are thoughtfully considering the needs of voters, candidates, and all who visit our website for information. This is an ongoing project throughout 2020.
“I Voted” Sticker
Technically the new Ohio “I Voted” sticker made its debut in 2019, but many of our voters will snag theirs for the first time during 2020 elections.
This year is also a year of big decision-making. We are in the process of selecting new election equipment and tabulation systems after the passing of Ohio Senate Bill 135 in April of 2018, which allocated funding to all 88 Ohio counties for the purchase of voting systems. We expect to make a final decision in 2020 and begin implementation for elections in 2021. Follow along with our acquisition journey here.
March 17, 2020 – Primary Election (Presidential)
August 4, 2020 – Special Election, if needed
November 3, 2020 – General Election (Presidential)
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Some Things Will Never Change
One thing that will never change is our dedication to conducting safe, transparent and secure elections.
Happy New Year!