Early voters will have a new experience when they cast ballots at the Board of Elections. Changes have been made to make early voting more like going to the polls on Election Day. The changes are the result of the passage of House Bill 41.
Here is how the new method works:
- People will present their identification and sign a poll book.
- A ballot is issued and people proceed to vote.
- Voters scan their voted ballots to complete the process.
Advantages of the new process:
- Voters will no longer be required to complete a ballot application or ID envelope.
- The scanners will alert people if there are any questions of voter intent or possible errors that voters may want to correct.
No ID? No problem.
Voters are not required to present ID if they know the last four digits of their social security number, or driver’s license or state-issued ID number. These voters, however, will be required to complete a ballot application at the time of voting, similar to the old process.
Acceptable forms of ID for early voters:
- Ohio driver’s license (unexpired)
- Ohio ID card (unexpired)
- Military ID
- Current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter’s name and current address
When and where to vote early:
Early voting will continue to take place at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, located at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Map
Early voting hours for the May 7, 2019 Primary Election:
April 9 – 25 (M-F, 8AM – 5PM)
April 29 – May 3 (M-F, 8AM – 7PM)
May 6 (Mon., 8AM – 2PM)
May 4 (Sat., 8AM – 4PM)
May 5 (Sun., 1PM – 5PM)